Arrest made in connection with Cullen homicide

Drug charges filed; no charge as yet over the fatal shooting

Arrest made in connection with Cullen homicide

CULLEN, La. (KSLA) — An arrest has been made in connection with the fatal shooting today in Cullen.

But no charge has yet been filed over the death of 25-year-old Cullen resident Deonadre Mendenhall.

Webster Sheriff Jason Parker identified Determon Lewis, 20, of Cullen, as the alleged shooter and said he is charged with one count each of possession of marijuana) with intent to distribute and possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in the presence of a firearm.

"Further charges pending. (The) facts will be presented to DA’s office for review,” the sheriff said.

Mendenhall was killed just before 1 p.m. Sunday at a residence in the 600 block of East Road in Cullen.

The sheriff said they seized “a substantial amount” of marijuana at the crime scene. More specifically, he said they found “several ounces bagged for distribution.”

When asked whether Mendenhall’s death was related to the drug, Parker said it is “believed to be another conflict between the two subjects." Investigators are trying to confirm that at this time.

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

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