Sheriff: 2 more suspects arrested in St. John Parish homicide investigation
LAPLACE, LA (WVUE) - Two more suspects were arrested in connection to the shooting death of 22-year-old Shane Chopin on Sunday, Oct. 8.
Kyron Joseph, 21, of LaPlace, was booked Friday, Oct. 27; and Jermaine Michael Tuircuit Jr., 21, of LaPlace, was arrested Friday, Nov. 3.
Others arrested in early October in this homicide investigation were Clarensio Lintrell Bolden, 26, of Garyville, Deschad Matthews, 21, of LaPlace, and Ronte Murray, 19, of LaPlace.
Based on the investigation, detectives obtained judicial warrants and arrested Joseph and Tuircuit.
Both were booked with criminal conspiracy to distribute Schedule 1 narcotics and principal to second-degree murder.
Joseph is being held in custody in lieu of a $70,000 bond. Tuircuit is being held in custody in lieu of a $70,000 bond.
Bolden was arrested for second-degree murder. He is being held in custody with no bond. Matthews was arrested for principal to second-degree murder. He is being held in custody in lieu of an $80,000 bond and was transferred Oct. 12 to the St. Charles Parish Nelson Coleman Correctional Center.
Murray was charged with principal to second-degree murder. He was released Oct. 20.
At about 11:35 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8, deputies responded to a shooting in the 800 block of West Airline Highway in LaPlace. Deputies located Chopin behind a garbage dumpster, on the ground with several gunshot wounds to his body.
Emergency medical services attempted to provide aid, but the subject passed away at the scene. Through investigation, detectives developed Bolden, Matthews, Murray, Joseph, and Tuircuit as suspects.
Anyone with information regarding 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. Citizens with information about this incident that call Crimestoppers do not have to testify in court and may qualify for a cash reward.