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St. James Parish detectives investigate apparent murder-attempted suicide

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UPDATE: According to officials, Ramon Bulter died at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital on Friday, Decemeber 9.

Original story:

A woman is dead and a man is in the hospital after an apparent murder-attempted suicide, according to investigators.

The St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the investigation up to this point shows Diamond Philip, 18, of St. James, was shot and killed by Ramon Butler, 22, of Donaldsonville. 

Sheriff Willy Martin Jr. said after shooting Philip several times, Butler shot himself in the head. Martin added Butler was flown by helicopter to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital..

Officials said the shooting happened inside a home on Carrolton Circle in the town of St. James around 4:30 p.m.

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