Man surrenders to deputies in connection with shooting that left cousin dead

Derrick Williams (Source: Family)
Derrick Williams (Source: Family)
Shelton Williams (Source: WAFB)
Shelton Williams (Source: WAFB)

PLAQUEMINE, LA (WAFB) - A man wanted in connection with a shooting that left his cousin dead has turned himself in to authorities, according to investigators.

The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office reported Shelton Williams, 22, of Plaquemine, is facing a charge of second-degree murder, in the death of his cousin Derrick Williams, 27, also of Plaquemine.

"It's not going to be easy for this family, but too many times these people go for the gun to settle disputes that shouldn't even be disputed at all," said Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi.

According to investigators the shooting happened Friday night before 11 p.m..  The family believe the two men were arguing over $40.

The victim was hit at least twice and died at the hospital.  Deputies say suspect then went on the run and they say he had help.  Because of that, Stassi says more arrests are possible.

"All possible people involved in him getting away, getting rid of evidence, assisting him in his escape from the scene, we're going to go after each and every one of them," said Stassi.

Meanwhile, the family at the center of this says they're looking to move forward and heal.

"If I don't forgive Shelton for what he done, I won't get my blessings," said the victim's mother Angela Jordan.

According to records, Williams was on parole after serving time for a previous weapons charge.  His parole would have ended in October.

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