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1 arrested in Bossier City homicide

Zachary Decker, 26 (Sources: Bossier City Police Department, Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office) Zachary Decker, 26 (Sources: Bossier City Police Department, Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office)
Juan Antonio Reyes. (Source: Reyes' family) Juan Antonio Reyes. (Source: Reyes' family)
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -

A Bossier City man faces a charge of second-degree murder in connection with a homicide Sunday morning. 

Investigators say information gathered at the scene led to the arrest of 26-year-old Zachary Decker, of the 2700 block of Foster Street.

Police say Juan Antonio Reyes' roommate found the 45-year-old with a gunshot wound to his upper torso in his home at 424 Montgomery St. at 12:50 a.m.

"One of the roommates walked in and found him there, found him there deceased with a gunshot wound to the upper torso," said BCPD Sgt. Brian Griffith.

Investigators think the fatal shooting may have involved narcotics.

"I believe that it has something to do with narcotics," Griffith said. "There was a witness that was there that came forward and that's how we were able to get some information."

Meanwhile, Reyes' wife's cousin, Lucy Hernandez, drove by the home on Labor Day morning, which was still cordoned off by crime scene tape.

Hernandez told KSLA Reyes' family just came in from Mexico last night and have been unable to see his body yet due to the holiday.

"Oh, my God. It's bad," Hernandez told KSLA. "It's bad, especially because they don't have any information, no anything. They don't know."

According to both Hernandez and Griffith, Reyes had Mexican identification and had come to Bossier City to work.

"I would assume he's here working. I do know that he was from Mexico. He had a Mexican driver's license," Griffith said.

More than that, Hernandez told KSLA he was a good, hard worker, making his death hurt that much more.

"Very nice person. Hard worker. I mean, real, real good human," she said.

Detectives arrested Decker in the 2700 block of Foster Street with the assistance of a U.S. Marshals Service task force.

If convicted, Decker could face life in prison.

He was booked into the Bossier City Jail and now is being held in the Bossier Maximum-Security Facility at Plain Dealing.

Decker's bond has been set at $500,000.

Authorities urge anyone with any information about the case to contact Bossier Crime Stoppers by calling (318) 424-4100 or visiting the group's website, bossiercrimestoppers.org.

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