Woman shot dead; alleged gunman faces murder charge

The fatal shooting in Mansfield was reported to DeSoto 911 dispatchers just before the noon hour Friday

Woman shot dead; alleged gunman faces murder charge
DeSoto sheriff's detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman just before the noon hour Jan. 31 in southwest Mansfield. Her accused killer has been taken to the DeSoto Detention Center for booking, Deputy Mark Lewis said. (Source: KSLA News 12)

MANSFIELD, La. (KSLA) — A woman is dead and the man suspected of killing her is in custody.

The shooting near the 900 block of Railroad Avenue in southwest Mansfield was reported to DeSoto 911 dispatchers about 11:50 a.m. Friday.

The woman, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The caller who reported the shooting also provided dispatchers with a description of the alleged gunman and the vehicle in which he was traveling, Deputy Mark Pierce said.

By 12:45 p.m., DeSoto sheriff’s investigators had found 51-year-old David White, of Grand Cane, on Blunt Mill Road in the Grand Cane area.

That’s about seven miles northwest of where the homicide occurred.

White was taken to the DeSoto Parish Detention Center, where was booked at 5:54 p.m. on a charge of second-degree murder, booking records show.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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