Shootings Continue Residents Fearful


October 14, 2021

Brian B. Cook

Frequent shootings have residents in Monroe's Black community fearful, especially in crowds where age groups vary. Many older Black residents are nervous when participating in activities with multiple ages realizing at any given time violence might be prevalent. According to police reports, a drive-by shooting was witnessed where shots were fired from a vehicle on Saturday, October 9, 2021, in Monroe, LA. Witnesses saw a vehicle that was struck by bullets from a firearm. Police stopped a car driven by suspects Byran Cook and Erik D. Paige and found a handgun associated with the shooting. Bo...

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