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Crowley police investigating two separate homicides

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Crowley Police are investigating two homicides which occurred Sunday afternoon, according to a news release from the department.

Authorities said the homicides are not related and occurred at different locations.

Authorities said the first incident happened at approximately 3 p.m. in the 200 block of Westwood Drive.

Officers were called to the area regarding a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, they located the victim, Joseph Smith, on the ground approximately 100 yards away from where the incident occurred.

"The officers discovered that the victim had a faint pulse and began CPR, however the victim died on the scene," said Chief K.P. Gibson.

Ericka Soloman, 26, of Crowley, is accused of stabbing Smith in the upper torso in a domestic dispute. Soloman has been taken into custody and will be charged with second-degree murder.

Authorities said the second incident took place at 5:01 p.m. and occurred in the 1000 block of West Hutchinson Avenue.

Authorities said officers were called to the scene of a domestic disturbance where they were advised that a male subject was observed to be pulling a female into the residence.

Upon arrival, officers received a second call stating that the male subject possibly shot the female, Theressa Mayfield, the release states.

"Our officers breached the residence and discovered that the female victim had been shot one time in the head area," said Gibson. "Officers were directed to a family member's residence of the male subject, which was on West 6th Street. Officers were able to take the suspect into custody without incident."

Marlon Mayfield, 40, of Crowley, is charged with second-degree murder.

Both Soloman and Mayfield have been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail as of Sunday evening. These investigations remain open.

Bond for each suspect is set at $1 million.

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