AVONDALE, LA – The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a deputy-involved shooting.
At the crime scene, Sheriff Joseph Lopinto reported that the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide and fatal deputy-involved shooting that occurred tonight in Avondale.
The Sheriff recounts that just after 7:30 pm, deputies were dispatched to a disturbance possibly involving a firearm near the intersection of Butler Drive and Grambling Street. A caller stated that she observed a male attacking a female, and may have heard gunshots.
Arriving deputies located a male and female outside of their home. The couple identified as 54-year-old Louvenia Penwright, and 57-year-old Willie Shropshire Jr.
Shropeshire shot Penwright killing her. Deputies fired several shots at Shropshire, killing him. Both were pronounced dead on the scene.
There is no word on a motive available at this time, but the incident is believed to be domestic in nature.
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