Houma man accused of killing girlfriend early Sunday

Houma man accused of killing girlfriend early Sunday

HOUMA, LA (WVUE) - A Houma man was arrested early Sunday morning after he confessed to murdering his girlfriend.

Houma police were called to Acklen Street after receiving a call about shooting just after 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

Police say Christopher M. Martin, 36, of Acklen Street, contacted family members in the Village East area and told them he had killed his girlfriend.

When authorities arrived they found Jerica S. Gabriel, 26, of Acklen Street suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

Police found Martin at a relative's house and took him into custody. Martin confessed to authorities and he killed Gabriel. Martin was arrested on charges of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

Authorities are continuing their investigation.

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