Mother helped her teenage sons flee the state after they allegedly shot and killed 3 people: cops

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Source: Baton Rouge Police

Jun. 11 2021, Published 3:06 p.m. ET

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A woman helped her two teenage sons get out of state after they allegedly murdered three people at an apartment complex on Memorial Day, Baton Rouge police say.

Now, all three have been caught and face charges in connection to the case.

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Latoya Coleman, 36, was charged with two counts of accessory after the fact to first-degree murder, according to WAFB 9.

She was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, and her bond was set at $160,000.

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On May 31, detectives say two young men walked into the gated pool area at Fairway View Apartments just before 8 p.m. and opened fire, according to WAFB 9.

Dwayne Dunn, 16, and Reginald Thomas, 20, died at the scene.

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Ja’Tyri Brown, a 1-year-old, was also shot and later died at the hospital, according to WAFB 9.

According to arrest records obtained by WAFB 9, Coleman is the mother of the two alleged shooters. Police say she helped them escape to Humble, Texas, in the days after the incident.

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Police say they obtained a handwritten receipt from a hotel in Texas from Coleman. The hotel also provided the U.S. Marshal’s Office with surveillance footage of Coleman and her two sons at the business, according to arrest records.

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On June 10, officers arrested David Williams, 19, and a 15-year-old boy. Both are charged with three counts of first-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon, WAFB 9 reported.

Authorities say Crime Stoppers tips played a “vital” role in the arrests of Williams and the 15-year-old suspect.

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Another suspect, Christopher Stovall, 23, was booked on three counts of principal to first-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon, according to WAFB 9.

Police have not released the motive for the shootings.

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