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Arrest made in Laplace triple shooting

28-year-old Derrence Greenup, arrested as a suspect in an Algiers triple shooting that killed a man and woman Oct. 5. 28-year-old Derrence Greenup, arrested as a suspect in an Algiers triple shooting that killed a man and woman Oct. 5.
LAPLACE, LA (WVUE) -

Police arrested the man they believe killed two people and injured one more Monday night in LaPlace.

According to Sheriff Mike Tregre, the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 28-year-old Derrence Greenup as a suspect in the triple shooting that took place on Oct. 5.

Police say Greenup killed 23-year-old Travis Gregoire and 18-year-old Sierra Gregoire. He is also accused of injuring another 23-year-old man.

The shooting happened just before 2 a.m. in the 400 block of State Street in Laplace.

Police say all three victims had pulled up in a vehicle around 1:50 a.m. when they believe the shooter or shooters pulled up in a white pickup truck and opened fire.

Detectives developed Greenup as a suspect during the murder investigation and arrested him near the Louis Armstrong International Airport. Tregre said Greenup was arrested without incident.

Tregre said Greenup has been arrested eight times in St. John Parish since February 2007. According to police, his past charges include distribution of crack cocaine, armed robbery, second-degree kidnapping, aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and second-degree battery.

Greenup will be booked for two counts of First-Degree Murder and one count of Attempted First-Degree Murder.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or CRIMESTOPPERS at 504-822-1111.

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