St. Tammany authorities arrest man accused in double-homicide

St. Tammany authorities arrest man accused in double-homicide

PEARL RIVER, LA (WVUE) - The man responsible for killing two people, Monday night in St.Tammany Parish, has been arrested, according to police.

St. Tammany authorities say 20-year-old Jason Magee III, who was identified as the suspect in the case, has been taken into custody.

The two victims are identified as Jennifer Magee, 32, of Pearl River, and Donald Gros, 34, of Marrero.

Investigators say Jason shot and killed Jennifer, identified as his ex-wife, and Gros Monday night in a home near Highway 41 and Max Mercer Road in Pearl River.

Magee was located Tuesday walking out of a wooded area along Interstate 59 near Pearl River. He was taken into custody, without incident, by members of the Pearl River Police Department and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Department.

Police believe this is an isolated case of domestic violence.

"With help of our citizens, and other law enforcement agencies, Jason Magee is now in custody," says St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith. "Our prayers go out to the family members and friends of the two victims. This was a domestic violence incident, which turned deadly. It's very tragic."

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