Shooting near campus leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

Loryn Kykendall

Monroe police arrested a Monroe man Tuesday on charges of Second Degree Murder. The suspect, Eugene Williams, 29, of 3911 Spurgeon Drive, Monroe, allegedly shot and killed an underage teen near ULM’s campus.

According to the arrest report, officers were dispatched to the 4000 block of Spurgeon Drive in response to a shooting. Officers arrived at the scene and found the juvenile dead from a gunshot wound.

Officers then detained Williams who was in the black Chevrolet Tahoe that witnesses said was involved in the shooting. The vehicle had several bullet holes in the passenger side and officers found a pistol in the vehicle, according to the arrest report.

Two witnesses told officers that Williams shot a handgun in the direction of where the victim was found. According to the arrest report, one witness said they saw Williams get into the Tahoe and drive toward the location of the shooting.

According to the arrest report, video footage that shows the events before and after the shooting corroborates the witnesses’ statements.

According to MyArkLaMiss, Rodrick Wesley, 25, was also arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder for his involvement in the shooting. 

Wesley was identified as the passenger in the Tahoe driven by Williams. He was seen getting out of the vehicle with an AR-15 style rifle and limping away from the scene. He was located at a hospital with a gunshot wound to his foot, according to MyArkLaMiss.

Williams and Wesley were both booked at Ouachita Correctional Center.