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Fatal shooting suspect arrested

Posted at 11:51 AM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-06 12:57:45-05
Ronald Lathers Jr.
Ronald Lathers Jr. courtesy Crowley Police Department


CROWLEY, La. – A man accused of fatally shooting a Crowley man was arrested Tuesday morning at an apartment complex in New Orleans.

On October 28, 2018, at 5:15 pm, the Crowley Police Department responded to the 700 block of Leslie Amos Dr. in reference to the victim, later identified as Brydon Gray being shot multiple times and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to Chief Jimmy Broussard. After interviewing multiple witnesses detectives were able to identify the shooter as a Ronald Lathers Jr., of New Orleans.

Information gathered says that the victim and another subject were visiting outside the residence when the Lathers approached from the back of the residence and began firing, striking the victim numerous times, Broussard said.

On October 30, 2018, an arrest warrant was obtained for Lathers second-degree murder. The warrant was reviewed and signed by Judge Kristian Earls granting a $550,000 bond.

In collaboration with the US Marshalls Fugitive Task Force Lafayette Office, the US Marshalls Fugitive Task Force New Orleans Office, and the New Orleans Police Violent Offender Squad, Lathers was taken into custody on November 6, 2018, at an apartment complex located at the 6000 block of Cameron St. in New Orleans, stated Broussard. He was later processed and booked into the Orleans Parish Correctional Center for the second degree murder warrant and other pending charges in that jurisdiction.



UPDATE: Crowley Police identify victim in Sunday’s shooting