Coroner identifies woman and man killed following homicide and officer-involved shooting

JPSO: Woman and suspect dead following murder and deputy-involved shooting

AVONDALE, La. (WVUE) - The Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office has identified a man and woman killed Monday night in a murder and officer-involved shooting.

The woman, identified as 54-year-old Louvenia Penwright. was shot and killed by her partner Willie Shropshire, 57.

According to Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto, deputies were called to the intersection of Grambling Street and Butler Drive around 7:30 p.m. for a disturbance. The caller told JPSO that they observed a man attacking a woman and they may have heard gunshots.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they found the male and the female. The male then shot the female and deputies fired several shot at the male.

Both the female victim and the male suspect were pronounced dead at the scene.

The shooting is believed to be a domestic incident.

JPSO says the shooting remains under investigation.

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