Crowley Chief of Police KP Gibson reports that investigators with the Crowley Police Department have made an arrest regarding yesterday's homicide which occurred in the 1400 block of West Northern Ave.
"Members of our department which include patrol and investigations have worked diligently to solve the shooting death of Ryan Gums. Though this investigation is far from over, investigators have made an arrest last evening of Shedrick Robinson, 22 of Crowley" stated Chief Gibson.
Robinson was charged with one count of second degree murder. He was booked Monday evening into the Acadia Parish Jail on a one million dollar bond set by Judge John Trahan.
"We are still working to verify the motive in this case. Our investigators have a long road ahead of them as we are seeking one or two other unidentified suspects who are believed to be involved in this senseless murder" stated Chief Gibson.
We will release additional information as it becomes available.
Crowley PD Investigating Fatal Shooting
Early Monday morning in Crowley, 23-year-old Ryan Gums was shot multiple times in the torso in the 1400 block of West Northern Avenue near Buatt Street.
Gums was taken to Acadia General Hospital where he later died. Crowley Police Chief KP Gibson said, the department is still searching for a suspect. "We're currently investigating this matter. I'm following up on various leads that we have. We do not have any name of a suspect at this time," said Gibson. One resident in the area said he heard the gunshots.
"I heard some shooting, about four or five shots. After that when I was on my way to work, I heard the sirens. That was it," said the resident. He said many people in the neighborhood are fearful of the criminal activity in the area and want change. "It's a very dangerous neighborhood here and there's no street lights at night. Something has to be done about it," said the resident. Chief Gibson said without a suspect it's hard to determine a possible motive, but is looking into every possible situation.
"Many questions need to get answered. Hopefully people who know something will come forward. Maybe a problem that happened with Mr. Gums or something in the past or maybe bad blood we ask that they get involved," said Gibson.
Gibson said he hopes the community will come together and help bring the crime to an end. "I really want the public to be involved in this. It is not just a law enforcement matter, but a community matter because it's our streets, our community where we all live and it takes us all to help resolve these problems," said Gibson.
If you have any information on Ryan Gums' murder, call Crowley Police or Acadia Parish Crimestoppers at 789-TIPS.
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