Benefit fund set up for victim of Denham Springs murder

Joshua Thomason (Source: Family members)
Joshua Thomason (Source: Family members)

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - A benefit fund has been set up to help with funeral expenses for a Denham Springs man that was fatally shot on May 10.

Joshua Thomason, 30, was found around 6 p.m. in the 9900 block of Spur Road in Denham Springs with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Those who wish to donate to the fund can do so by visiting any Whitney Bank and giving to the Joshua Thomason benefit fund. To find a branch near you, visit:

After a 15 hour manhunt, the suspect in the shooting, 24-year-old Jason Wesley Holcombe was taken into custody.

Deputies were able to identify Holcombe as the shooter through witness accounts. When Holcombe spotted Deputies, he fled on foot.  LPSO Deputies, K-9 Teams and Air Support were supported by citizen tips throughout the night in an effort to locate him.

A tip led LPSO Detectives directly to Holcombe's location at the Linder Road location where he was found Sunday morning. He was taken into custody without incident and charged with second Degree Murder. He was taken to the Livingston Parish Detention Center where is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Investigators say it appears that Holcombe and Thomason were both living at the Spur Road address.  A motive for the shooting is still unknown.

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