Friday, June 8, 2012
"WEST MONROE, LA — Police believe a man murdered his wife and then shot and killed himself early this morning at the Sonic restaurant on the 5300 block of Cypress Street near Well Road in West Monroe.
"Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies said video evidence showed Desmond West, 34, Bossier City, first struck his estranged wife Katherine West, 35, of Jonesboro, with a vehicle about 5:50 a.m.
"Police said video then showed Desmond West leaving his vehicle and shooting his wife in the head with a small caliber hand gun. Desmond West then returned to his vehicle and shot himself in the head.
"Katherine West died at the scene, while Desmond West died later at a local hospital.
"Katherine West had filed a protective order against her husband on Tuesday in Jackson Parish.
"Both the victim’s and suspect’s bodies will be sent to Little Rock, Ark., for autopsies.
"This case is open and under investigation."