Brother, sister dead after nightclub shooting in New Roads

Brother, sister dead after shooting at nightclub
Lischelle and Senica Williams (Source: family members)
Lischelle and Senica Williams (Source: family members)
Sugar Shack Bar (Source: Andrew Nomura/WAFB)
Sugar Shack Bar (Source: Andrew Nomura/WAFB)

NEW ROADS, LA (WAFB) - A brother and sister are dead after a shooting at a nightclub early Wednesday morning and investigators are looking for their killer.

The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office reported Jamie Croom is wanted on first-degree murder charges in the shooting deaths of Sinica and Lechelle Williams.

Deputies said Croom should be considered armed and dangerous.

The shooting happened in the parking lot of the Sugar Shack Bar on Mandela Lane in New Roads around 12:30 a.m.

"We do know that there was a fight that initially started inside the club that spilled out to the parking lot," said Capt. Steven Juge with PCPSO. "The victims were not involved in the incident inside the club, but they were involved in the incident that happened outside."

Sheriff Bud Torres says there could be a possibility there is a second suspect in this case.

"There is a whole lot of things that are possible. We are trying to deduce by evidence work through our information to see what we can establish and what we can prove and what exactly happened," said Torres.

Juge added deputies were called to the club earlier Tuesday evening related to a noise complaint and people out in the streets.

Both the suspect and one of the victims have extensive criminal histories. Croom was arrested six times since 2000, with the last one less than a year ago. Sinica Williams was arrested eight times between 2003 and 2013.

Nikki Shines is the cousin to the Williams family. She said the family will now try to push forward.

"Justices is all that we want right now," said Shines. "That's all we can do. We can't do nothing else. We can't change time so justice will be the only thing that will give us some closure right now at this moment," she continued.

If you know any information that can help investigators please contact Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP.

Arrest Record for Jamie Croom

September 2000 - Armed robbery, carjacking

April 2001 - Attempted aggravated assault with a firearm

January 2005 - Attempted second-degree murder, concealed weapon by a convicted felon

August 2005 - Distribution of Schedule II CDS, possession of firearm by convicted felon

September 2005 - Aggravated second-degree battery

March 2014 - Attempted second-degree murder, possession of firearm by a convicted felon, aggravated criminal damage to property

Arrest Record for Sinica Williams

November 2003 - Possession of firearm, illegal use of a weapon, distribution of marijuana, felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile

July 2004 - Distribution of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute cocaine

January 2005 - Attempted murder of a police officer, distribution of marijuana, possession of Schedule II, aggravated flight from an officer

June 2008 - Illegal use of a weapon, attempted second-degree murder

June 2008 - Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

February 2009 - Attempted second-degree murder

February 2011 - Aggravated second-degree battery

July 2013 - Attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, possession of firearm by a convicted felon

Anyone with information on Croom's whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.

The investigation is ongoing.

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