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

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