Someone guns down a father of 3 - execution style

His family asks for help finding his killer; Crime Stoppers offers $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest
Published: Oct. 9, 2018 at 11:43 PM CDT
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Lynnquinthis January's family is asking for help finding the person who gunned him down execution style at an apartment complex in Sabine Parish.

(KSLA) - Sabine Parish Investigators continue to follow leads in the execution-style shooting death of 23-year-old Lynnquinthis January.

(Sophia January)

Lynn, as his family calls him, was killed in June outside Apollo Apartments in Many.

Sabine Sheriff Ronny Richardson says video from a surveillance camera on the complex property caught some of the activity just before the shooting.

“Subsequently we recovered a video that Apollo had. It is a long way across the lot, but you can see a subject come out of the shadows and Lynnquinthis January was sitting on the bottom of the stairway and the subject came from behind and unloaded on him, a full magazine.”

Those details are hard for anyone to hear, but especially Lynn’s mom.

It’s difficult for Sophia January to even talk about it. She’s having a hard time thinking she never will see him again.

She says she can’t accept the fact that he is really gone.

And she loses sleep over not knowing why her son was killed.

“I play detective in my head every night I lay down and go to sleep. I can’t sleep because I am trying to be able to put the pieces together.”

(Sophia January)

Lynnquinthis January left behind three small children, his mother said.

The Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the surveillance video to the media at this time. Authorities said the investigation is active and they are following leads.

They also have sent evidence to the crime laboratory in Shreveport. The sophisticated technology there is able to read bullets like a fingerprint.

So if the weapon is used in another crime, Richardson said, they will be able to link the gun to the bullets from January’s death.

To renew interest in the case, Lynn’s family recently held a prayer vigil at the Sabine Parish Courthouse in Many. They begged for someone to come forward so they could have a sense of closure.

Lynn’s relatives said they are having a hard time getting people to come forward. He killed in front of a crowd of people who aren’t talking, they said.

Sabine Parish Crime Stoppers has offered a $5,000 reward for information about the case. You don’t have to give your name, just information that will lead to an arrest. You can reach Sabine Parish Crime Stoppers by calling (318)-256-4511.

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