Barataria man charged with murder


    A Barataria man has been charged with the murder of Roxanne Barrow-Reyes earlier this month.

    The suspect has also been charged with shooting with intent against a 39-year-old man, possession of firearm, possession of ammunition, possession of firearm to endanger life and possession of ammunition to endanger life.

    48-year-old Barrow-Reyes was standing outside her Barataria business with some other persons on June 8th, 2022, when they were approached by a lone gunman.

    The assailant allegedly shot in the direction of the group, wounding the woman before standing over her and shooting her again.

    A 39-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment.

    The accused was arrested on June 11th, 2022 following investigations by the Homicide Bureau and is due in court today.