Louisiana man arrested after woman found shot to death in her home

Louisiana man arrested after woman found shot to death in her home

EAST FELICIANA PARISH, La. (WAFB) - A man has been arrested in connection with a homicide investigation in East Feliciana Parish on Sunday.

Ernest Howard, 35, of Pine St. Jackson, was charged with second-degree murder and stalking after a woman was found shot to death in her home. The woman was identified as LatShun Lacey, 41.

Ernest Howard
Ernest Howard (Source: East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office)

Sometime between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., detectives with the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office confirmed reports that a homicide had taken place in the 1200 block of Cordoba Drive, an area bordering Zachary within East Feliciana Parish.

Investigators found Lacey dead with multiple gunshot wounds. Several hours later, investigators identified Howard as a suspect, and took him into custody.

During his interview with investigators, Howard confessed to shooting Lacey at her home after they got into an argument, according to a press release from the East Feliciana Parish Shheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Jeff Travis said it appears the shooting is a domestic violence incident. Lacey and Howard knew one another and had previously been in some sort of relationship.

Funeral arrangements and a GoFundMe have been set up by friends and family of Lacey, who leaves behind three children.

No further details are being released at this time since the incident is still under investigation.

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