Suspect Arrested in the Murder of West Bank Father

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Jefferson Parish deputies announced the arrest of a suspect in a murder last weekend.

Bowie Richard was shot outside of the Edge Sports Bar early Saturday morning.  His family says Richard got into an argument with someone inside the business.  They say he was shot  by someone else who had no connection to the fight but decided to get involved.  They say Richard was targeted in the parking lot of the business.

Richard was married with two young children.

Richard’s funeral is set for Wednesday.  His wife says she will wait for the right moment to explain things to the children.

“Harper, my daughter, she just keeps walking around saying, ‘My daddy’s at work with the angels.’  She says, ‘My daddy is my angel.’  She doesn’t understand and eventually I’m going to have to explain it to her when she gets old enough,” Justine Richard told WGNO News.

The suspect, Devin Bonilla, was arrested in Florida.  The search for Bonilla was featured in a previous Wheel of Justice report on WGNO News at 10:00.