Reward offered in Donaldsonville double murder

Reward offered in Donaldsonville double murder

ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WVUE) - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is offering a $25,000 reward to anyone who gives information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for a double murder in Donaldsonville.

Deputies found 37-year-old Chad Nichols dead on the front lawn of his home on Latino Drive on January 26. Benny Booker, 29, was found shot in the doorway of the home. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, but later died.

The Sheriff's Office says shell casings recovered from the scene were examined and investigators found that the weapon used in the double shooting is the same weapon that was used in four separate shootings in New Orleans between 2011 and 2013.

Investigators also say Booker's vehicle was stolen from Nichols' driveway at the time of the homicide and was later recovered burned in New Orleans East in February 2015.

A second vehicle, which appears to be a BMW, was captured on surveillance video traveling with the stolen vehicle on Latino Drive after the shooting.

Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office at (225) 621-4636 or Crimestoppers at (225) 344-7867.

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