LETTSWORTH — A 25-year-old man was found dead in his car of a single gunshot wound in northern Pointe Coupee Parish early Thursday, authorities said.
No gun was found inside the vehicle, and foul play is suspected in the death of Terrell Antoine Davis, of Batchelor, according to a spokesman for the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The killing was discovered when neighbors in the St. Mary subdivision called the Sheriff’s Office about 2 a.m. to report finding a man slumped over in the driver’s seat of a still-running vehicle parked at the corner of Church and Holmes streets.
“We had State Police out there doing forensics, and I’m confident we’ll get enough information for us to solve it,” Sheriff Bud Torres said Thursday.
Court records show Davis has had past brushes with the law, including several misdemeanor convictions and a drug possession charge.
According to minutes from an August 2010 trial, Davis was convicted of simple battery and on the same day pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana and was placed on one-year probation.
In February 2013, he pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace and was placed on a yearlong probation again, court minutes state.
Davis was scheduled to stand trial in April on a simple battery count he was booked on in September. He pleaded not guilty to the charge in December, court records show.
This is the second reported killing this year in Pointe Coupee Parish.
Mark A. Gaspard, 24, 8328 La. 418, Batchelor, was booked into the Pointe Coupee Parish jail earlier this month on a count of manslaughter after he was accused of shooting a man who had led a sheriff’s deputy on a chase before being killed.
Torres said Thursday the two incidents have nothing in common save for the fact that both occurred in the northern end of the parish.
“It was two completely different set of circumstances,” he said.
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