2 men arrested in pair of shooting deaths in Louisiana

December 17, 2018

RACELAND, La. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in Louisiana say two brothers have been arrested in the shooting deaths of two men last weekend.

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office told news outlets that 34-year-old Kerry Alexander and 28-year-old Jerrell Alexander of Raceland have been charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

The sheriff’s office said 26-year-old Marcel Turner and 23-year-old Jeremiah Ballard died after they were shot at a home in Raceland on Saturday afternoon. Another man found at the home was not hurt.

Deputies found Turner dead in a garage. Ballard was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

Investigators think the brothers entered the garage with guns and demanded money and starting shooting at the three men.

It was not known if the Alexanders have attorneys yet.

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