David Williams

Baton Rouge police have released the name of one of the suspected shooters involved in a Memorial Day triple homicide at an apartment complex pool that left a man, a teen and a toddler dead.

BRPD is searching for David Williams, 19, who is wanted on three counts of first-degree murder and one of count of illegal use of a weapon.

Investigators believe Williams’ juvenile brother is the second shooter. His name has not been released.

Police began focusing Williams and his brother after a family member said that one of the brother’s called them the night of shooting and revealed they had killed two people. The family member said one of the sons stated he "shot one in the head and his brother shot the other."

Anyone with information about Williams’ whereabout is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP (344-7867). Callers will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.

Three other suspects involved in the shooting were booked into jail on Tuesday: Latoya Coleman, Christopher Stovall and a juvenile.

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In triple homicide that killed toddler, shooters' mother helped them escape to Texas, BRPD says

Coleman, 36 and the mother of the suspected shooters, was booked on two counts of accessory after the fact to first-degree murder. She is accused of helping her sons escape to Texas in the days after the shooting, according to arrest documents.

Stovall, 23, was booked on three counts of principal to first-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon. He was one of several suspects that entered the pool area before the shooting and later fled after the gunfire.

A 15-year-old juvenile is being held in a juvenile detention center after he was booked on three counts of principal to first-degree murder and illegal use of weapon. He appeared in court on Wednesday.

Prosecutors have not decided whether to pursue the juvenile's case in adult court, which is an option because of the gravity of the charges and the suspect's age, officials said.


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