January 28, 2019
Three or so local media outlets covered this murder.
Do you think that’d be the case if the races were reversed?
Three people have been arrested in a recent shooting death of 17-year-old Chandler Erskine and attempted murder of another teen.
According to Louisiana State Police, on Sunday, January 20, 2019, at approximately 12:30 p.m., two teens from Oak Grove met a group of individuals at the Oak Grove Rodeo Arena for an unknown reason.
During this interaction with the suspects, 17-year-old Chandler C. Erskine of Oak Grove and another teenager were shot.
Erskine was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other teenager was airlifted to a local hospital in serious condition.
Louisiana State Police Detectives along with the West Carroll Parish Sheriff’s Office began a joint investigation into the homicide and robbery. Investigators from both agencies, along with several other local agencies, worked together to develop leads in the case.
On Monday, January 21, 2019, three men were arrested in connection to this case:
LeJominek Woodruff, age 20, from Oak Grove, LA
Westly Freeman, age 18, from Oak Grove, LA
James Turner, age 21, from Oak Grove, LA
The above suspects were arrested and charged with 2nd degree murder, attempted 2nd degree murder and armed robbery.