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Man suspected in New Roads deadly triple shooting surrenders to authorities

Published: Sep. 19, 2021 at 9:15 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2021 at 9:39 PM CDT
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NEW ROADS, La. (WAFB) - The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the man suspected of killing two people wounding another in a shooting has turned himself in to authorities.

Sheriff Rene Thibodeaux said Morris Hollins, 23, surrendered to deputies Monday morning (Sept. 20) and was questioned before being booked into the Pointe Coupee Parish Detention Center.

Morris Hollins
Morris Hollins(Pointe Coupee Parish Detention Center)

He is charged with second-degree murder (two counts), attempted second-degree murder, and illegal use of weapons or dangerous instruments.

According to investigators, the shooting happened on Delta Place Road in New Roads on Friday, Sept. 17, around 10 p.m. The surviving victim was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Thibodeaux added Gerell Hollins, 25, and Howard Hollins Jr., 34, were found dead at the scene. The third victim, Gregory Hollins, was airlifted to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital and is stable.

“It’s just heartbreaking for someone to get in a fight and then pull out a gun and have to kill somebody,” said Thibodeaux.

He added what started out as an argument ended in a deadly triple shooting.

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