DPSO: Woman fatally shot, alleged killer arrested in her death


MANSFIELD, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A Grand Cane man is behind bars, accused of fatally shooting a woman in Mansfield Friday morning.

According to the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office, 911 dispatchers received a call at 11:50 a.m. about a woman being shot near the 900 block of Railroad Avenue. The caller also gave dispatchers a description of the alleged shooter and the vehicle he was driving in.

First responders say they immediately arrived at the scene while patrol deputies and investigators searched for the shooter. The victim, whose identity has not been released to the public, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The homeowner where the shooting occurred told NBC 6/Fox 33 the victim was a caregiver for her husband, who had previously been paralyzed by a stroke.

Deputies say by 12:45 p.m., they found David White of Grand Cane by pinging his cell phone. Officials say White was arrested on Blunt Mill Road after a short stand-off at a traffic stop. He was taken to the DeSoto Parish Detention Center.

Investigators are still working to determine a motive for the shooting.

“We believe that it was a domestic situation that had gone sour,” said DeSoto Parish Sheriff Jayson Richardson. “She did have a relationship with the individual that was arrested a short time later. So, we certainly at this time believe that it was domestic-related.”

The investigation is still ongoing. This is a developing story and it will be updated as more information becomes available.

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