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dequris lawrence

Monroe Police Department responds to shooting 

Shortly before 2:30 p.m. on August 19th, 2022, officers responded to the 700 block of Matthew Street in Monroe in reference to a shooting.

Officers located two victims suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. They were transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

Detectives were called to the scene and determined that the incident was isolated between two groups of individuals that were personally known to each other. 17-year-old De’quris Lawrence has been established  as the suspect. Lawrence is currently wanted for attempted second degree murder as well burglary charges stemming from a prior incident.

If anybody knows the whereabouts of Lawrence, please contact the Monroe police department at 318-329-2600 or Crimestoppers of North Delta at 318-388-CASH(2274). Lawrence should be considered armed and dangerous.

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