MANSFIELD, La. (KSLA) - A woman is dead and a man is injured following a double shooting at a northwest Louisiana hotel.
Crews got the call around 3:30 a.m. on Monday, April 12 to the Best Western in the 600 block of Jenkins Street in Mansfield. All Mansfield schools and DeSoto Parish School Board offices were placed on lockdown for a time Monday morning while law enforcement officials worked the scene.
The DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office confirms the two people were shot. The man was sent to a Shreveport hospital for medical treatment. According to Mansfield police, the man has been upgraded to stable condition after having surgery. Police spoke with him on Wednesday, April 14, and say he was in good spirits.
Police say they believe this was an armed robbery.
According to Mansfield’s Assistant Police Chief Locke, authorities are on the scene across town at a building where they believe a suspect is located.
DeSoto Parish SWAT team is now working with authorities. DPSO is assisting the Mansfield Police Department with the investigation at this time.
The DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office has taken Terry Dewayne Powell into custody in connection with this shooting. Sheriff’s office officials say Powell was arrested around 1 p.m. Monday afternoon. He is being transported to the DeSoto Parish Detention Center for booking. Authorities say he was located in the Mansfield Housing Authority neighborhood.