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Acadia Parish Sheriff: Deputies investigating murder-suicide on McCain Road

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Deputies found a man and a woman dead in a vehicle in a ditch at the location.

Posted: Jun 30, 2021 8:47 PM
Updated: Jul 5, 2021 9:56 AM

UPDATE: The victim in the murder/suicide is identified as Pamela Spencer, 47 of Iota. The shooter is identified as Triston Hopkins, 24 of Iota.

ACADIA PARISH, La. (KADN) - The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a murder-suicide.

According to Sheriff KP Gibson, deputies were called to McCain Road near Goodrich Road regarding a shooting.

Deputies found a man and a woman dead in a vehicle in a ditch at the location.

Investigators determined that, as the woman was driving down the road, the male passenger shot her before shooting and killing himself.

No other information has been released.

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