Crime Stoppers: Search continues for trio accused of killing first cousin

Crime Stoppers: Search continues for trio accused of killing first cousin

ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Investigators are asking the public to continue to be on the lookout for three men suspected of killing their first cousin.

Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers reported the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is trying to find Joshua Stephens, 22, Caleb Carter, 17, and Marcus Harris, 22. The trio is wanted in connection with the shooting death of Dwayne Stephens, 33, of Prairieville.

Joshua Stephens is described as 5'10" tall and weighs 150 pounds, Carter is 5'1" tall and weighs 130 pounds, and Harris is 5'5" and weighs 125 pounds.

The shooting happened right outside the home of Dwayne Stephens on Lee Stevens Road around midnight on March 24.

According to investigators, the victim was walking up to his home when three men pulled into the driveway in a Lincoln Town Car. Witnesses said three men got out of the car.

Deputies said Joshua Stephens and Harris were both armed. They stated the suspects then began to shoot at Dwayne Stephens, hitting him several times.

They added the suspects then began firing at the home.

Officials reported the victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the stomach. He was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

Authorities said there were two adults and two children inside the home at the time of the shooting. They added no one inside the home was injured.

Investigators said all three suspects are facing charges of one count of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of aggravated assault with a firearm.

If you have any information about any of the suspects, contact Crime Stoppers at 344-7867, text CS225 plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or anonymously or go to

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