Suspect sought after 2 killed, 1 seriously wounded in Natchitoches

Suspect sought after 2 killed, 1 seriously wounded in Natchitoches
Suspect sought after 2 killed, 1 seriously wounded in Natchitoches

NATCHITOCHES, La. (KSLA) - Police are searching for a suspect after two people were killed and another was wounded Monday night in Natchitoches. It happened shortly after 10 p.m. in the 900 block of Short Seventh Street.

According to police, Larry Batiste, 41 and Hiram Phillips, Jr., 35, died at the scene. A woman, whose name has not been released, was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Suspect sought after 2 killed, 1 seriously wounded in Natchitoches

An arrest warrant has been issued for 21-year-old Jessie James Petite Jr. He is a black male, around 5’7” and weighs 135 pounds.

Petite has been charged with two counts of First Degree Murder and two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder.

If you have seen him, please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or Detective William Connell at (318) 238-3911.

Do not attempt to apprehend or detain this individual by yourself. Jessie James Petite Jr. is considered to be armed and dangerous.

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