Three arrested, two wanted for shooting during drug deal
GEISMAR, LA (WAFB) - Three suspects have been arrested and two more are wanted in connection with a murder Wednesday night in Geismar.
Detectives say five men, Jyrah Bringier, Shedrick Norra, Marcus Sterling, Richard Gauthier Jr., and Bernard Solomon traveled from Donaldsonville to the intersection of Ellem Rd. and Stevenson Rd. to buy prescription cough medicine with codeine from Ledell Maxwell, 38.
According to reports, during the sale Solomon pulled a handgun on Maxwell, who then pulled a handgun of his own and fired at Solomon.
Solomon was shot multiple times and later pronounced dead.
Maxwell, 38, turned himself in Thursday night. He has been charged with first degree murder. His bond was set at $1 million.
Sterling, 27, and Gauthier, 18, were arrested Thursday evening and charged with first degree murder. Their bonds were set at $250,000.
Bringier and Norra are still wanted. When caught, they will be charged with first degree murder.
If you have any information on this case, call Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP.
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