Dominique James Wiki
In the latest twist to the ongoing case of Louisiana man Dominique James, 13 people were shot during a memorial meeting for the 29-year-old who was found dead on May 8 after being missing for six days.
He was born and raised in Bogalusa, which is a town near the border of Mississippi of just over 12,000 people, according to the U.S. census.
According to James’s obituary, he was part of a large family and the father of five children. His family said, “He was notoriously known for riding a motorcycle and a four-wheeler, and making sure he looked his best.” They also said that he enjoyed fishing, hunting and archery.
Dominique James Age
He was 29 years old.
Dominique James Wife
James was engaged to be married, the obituary said.
Dominique James Found Murdered
According to Bogalusa police, James had been missing since May 2, when he was last seen before searching for a four-wheeled vehicle. Police say it was around noon when he went to an unknown location in his white GMC Yukon Denali, towing a trailer. On May 8, James’ body was found in his car in a wooded area a few miles west of Bogalusa, according to the local WDSU news station.
A memorial service for James was held on May 16. According to the Associated Press, it was an unofficial meeting, as crowds are banned at this time during the coronavirus pandemic. However, police said there was an “extremely large crowd of people gathered” to remember James when they arrived on the scene to respond to reports of shooting. “The best we can say is that a car passed and shots were fired and it was pure chaos from there,” Bogalusa police commander Troy Tervalon told the AP. According to the Bogalusa police, 13 people had been shot and one was in critical condition. No eyewitness has released information on who opened fire at the funeral, they said in a statement released May 17.
The investigation is open and active, so investigators are not releasing much information to the public regarding the murder or the subsequent shooting, but they told the AP that the scene was so chaotic with about 150 people there that shooting victims ended up going to different hospitals. Police were still working on interviewing them all.
On May 6, the police issued a request for public help on Facebook for anyone to submit information on where James or his vehicle might be. On May 7, the Bogalusa Police Department updated their FB post saying, “We ask that if you find your vehicle, or him personally, do not allow anyone to touch ANYTHING, including him, and immediately notify the police department. Yes Someone touching something or moving something can destroy valuable evidence in our investigation. ”
By May 9, a new post changed to one of condolences for the James family, and the police asked the public to submit any information about what happened to Dominique “Nekie” James. On May 17, police released their statement about the shooting where people gathered to remember James the night before, asking anyone with information to call police headquarters at 985-732-3611 or the police division. detectives at 985-732-6240.