Gramercy man indicted after alleged deadly shooting in February

Gramercy man indicted after alleged deadly shooting in February

ST. JAMES PARISH, La. (WAFB) - A St. James Parish grand jury has indicted a 27-year-old Gramercy man for the shooting death of a 22-year-old.

The first degree murder indictment for Quannae Clark, 27, was handed down on May 6. He’s accused of shooting and killed Destin Smith, 22, also of Gramercy, back in February.

Quannae Clark, 27
Quannae Clark, 27 (Source: St. James Parish Sheriff's Office)

Officials with the 23rd Judicial District Court say on Feb. 11, deputies with the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office were called out to an apartment complex in Lutcher about a shooting. When they got there, deputies found Smith suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died. Clark was identified as a suspect, arrested, and booked into the St. James Parish Detention Center.


The 23rd JDC says Clark has been out on bond since April 10 and turned himself in to authorities on May 13. After being booked for first degree murder, a judge ordered he be held in jail with no bond.

Clark has pleaded not guilty.

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