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Houma Police Investigating Thursday Afternoon Shooting

On Thursday, August 19, shortly before 2:30 pm, Houma Police responded to the BP Gas Station on Tunnel Blvd. in reference to a shooting.

As the investigation continued, it was discovered that a male, later identified as Sequoia Williams, 29 years old, of Gray, LA, was at the store when several males pulled up in a vehicle. At this point Williams, armed himself with a handgun and allegedly confronted one of the occupants in the truck, Shawn James, a 27 year old male, and began striking him with the weapon several times. At this point, a struggle for the weapon ensued between Williams and Shawn James. Shortly thereafter, another male, identified as Keyshawn James 21 years old of Houma, LA, exited the truck, armed with a pistol and allegedly began shooting Williams as he was striking the 27 year old male victim.

Williams, after being shot several times, succumbed to his injuries on scene. The alleged shooter, Keyshawn James, remained on scene until law enforcement arrived where he surrendered and relinquished his weapon.

Keyshawn James was transported to the Houma Police Department where he cooperated and voluntarily gave a statement. Houma Police secured video surveillance of the incident and said the investigation remains ongoing. At this time, the Houma Police Department is in the process of interviewing witnesses and further information will be released as it develops..

Anyone with information is encouraged to submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.

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