Police investigate homicide in Denham Springs

Police investigate homicide in Denham Springs

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - Detectives with the Denham Springs Police Department are investigating a homicide that happened Saturday, July 18 around 10 p.m.

The shooting happened near a barber shop on Summers Street.

Police say 29-year-old Brandon Jones was killed in the shooting.

Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting.

People in the neighborhood worry that more violence could be coming in the usually quiet city.

"I'm worried that it's going to be someone else's child," said Sharlecia Butler, a friend of Jones. "I always tell people that I have siblings and it could have been my brother, my sister or my son. Denham use to be a place where we all just get along, have fun, have block parties, be around family, and not have to worry about anything. But now, it's not the same any more."

The victim's family will hold a vigil at the barber shop at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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