One person killed in double shooting in Zachary; victim & suspect identified

Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 4:54 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 19, 2021 at 11:31 AM CDT
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ZACHARY, La. (WAFB) - One person is dead and another is in critical condition after a double shooting in Zachary on Sunday, July 18.

According to the coroner’s office, the victim has been identified as Dezmon Cage, 34.

Police identified the suspect as Nicholas Mcquirter, 17. He faces charges of second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon or dangerous instrumentalities, and illegal possession of stolen firearms. He will be arrested upon his release from the hospital, investigators said.

According to officials, the shooting happened on Hayfield Drive, which is just off of Old Scenic Highway. Zachary Police Chief David McDavid stated a man was sneaking into a home and was confronted by another person when the shooting happened.

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