Murder-suicide victim was member of ' Bayou Billionaires' reality show family

Murder-suicide victim was member of ' Bayou Billionaires' reality show family
2 people were shot in the parking lot of the McDonald's restaurant in the 7000 block of Mansfield Road just before 4 p.m. Monday. (Source: KSLA News 12)
2 people were shot in the parking lot of the McDonald's restaurant in the 7000 block of Mansfield Road just before 4 p.m. Monday. (Source: KSLA News 12)
Paul Gaddy, 46, has been identified as the man who fatally shot Valerie Wells on Monday before turning the gun on himself. (Source: family friend)
Paul Gaddy, 46, has been identified as the man who fatally shot Valerie Wells on Monday before turning the gun on himself. (Source: family friend)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport police have identified the woman who was fatally Monday afternoon outside a south Shreveport fast food restaurant, as well as the man they say then turned the gun on himself.

Police say it was 47-year-old Valerie Wells who was shot multiple times just before 4 p.m. while at the wheel of her car in the parking lot of the McDonald's in the 7000 block of Mansfield Road. She taken to University Health, where she was later pronounced dead.

Wells and her family are well known in the ArkLaTex for their reality show, Bayou Billionaires, which first aired on CMT in 2012. It featured the lives of the close-knit Shreveport family after they struck it rich leasing mineral rights to drill for natural gas on their property.

In a nearby parking lot, SPD spokesman Cpl. Marcus Hines says officers also found 46-year-old Robert Gaddy, who was suffering from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Gaddy was taken to University Health by the Shreveport Fire Department, where he later died.

Hines says their investigation indicates Gaddy and Wells had been involved in a relationship in the past. While police believe it was Gaddy that shot Wells, investigators are still asking for anyone with information to contact Shreveport Crime Stoppers at 318-673-737 or www.lockemup.org.

Wells' parents, Kitty and Gerald Dowden, reportedly posted a message on shared social media site Tuesday, saying, "This is really hard on us and her children it is out of order no parents should have to go thru this."

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