Standoff on I-10 closes highway for hours

High-speed chase ends with arrest of suspect in Franklin homicide

LACASSINE — A man police believe shot and killed a 37-year-old woman in Franklin led several police agencies on a high-speed chase on Interstate 10 that ended near here Monday.

Franklin Police told KATC TV they received the report of the shooting before 9 a.m. Monday near Scottie and Pine streets. The victim’s name was not released as of press time.

Both lanes of Interstate 10 between Welsh and Lacassine were closed for several hours, as the man and officials were in a standoff that lasted three hours.

A video posted on Facebook by a witness shows a black male exiting a silver Cadillac car through the passenger door with a SWAT vehicle parked in front. He could be seen limping to the back of the vehicle. He surrendered around 2 p.m. The suspect has not been identified as of press time Monday.

There are reports that there were two vehicles being chased by police, but the American Press was not able to confirm that information.””

A man accused of murdering a woman in Franklin led police on a high-speed chase that ended on Interstate 10 between Welsh and Lacassine. A three-hour standoff ended around 2 p.m. Monday when he surrendered to officials.

Special to the American Press

Local News

Pair has passion for civic engagement

Local News

Nonprofit director to retire: Hickman has worked for BArc for 39 years

Local News

Christian Youth Theater opens season with ‘Adam’s Family’

Jim Beam

Jim Beam column:Let health experts call shots

high-school Football

Jennings High comes to aid of former foe

Local News

Victims of Ida get glimpse of journey ahead

Local News

Support workers not pleased with supplemental pay plan in Jeff Davis

Local News

Only a fraction of funding reimbursed to Cameron by FEMA

Local News

15 child deaths attributed to COVID in La.

Local News

School Board extends COVID-related sick leave policy

Local News

Kind Vibes Only: CPSO hosts one-mile anti-bullying walk

Local News

Sowela rolls out fifth annual Flying Tigers Car Show

Local News

Parents urge Jeff Davis School Board to oppose any vaccine mandate

Local News

City hiring two agencies to help with disaster recovery financial advocacy

Crime

Man arrested in Monday shooting near McNeese campus

Jim Beam

Jim Beam column:State’s election system secure

Local News

Transfer of Mallard Cove Golf Course to Chennault complete

Local News

Maplewood schools will remain closed Thursday

Local News

Kinder Future Farmers of America collect, deliver fuel to Lafourche Parish

Local Business News

Disaster assistance request for SW La. makes it to budget

Local Business News

Area LyondellBasell plant receives ISCC PLUS certification

Local Business News

When it comes to headwear, Anne Monlezun and Kevin Mattingly have got you covered

Local Business News

Elizabeth Jimney column: Building a website that works for you

Local Business News

Names in the News: People shaping the future of Lake Area business