BROUSSARD — At approximately 2 a.m. Friday, the Broussard Police Department responded to a disturbance with weapons involved in progress at The Pine’s Apartment, 219 Leon St in Broussard. Initial information relayed by dispatch was that there was a black male with a handgun possibly beating on someone and then it was reported that shots were fired.

Upon arrival, police officers entered the apartment and discovered the body of Leon Williams Jr., 24, of Duson, who died from apparent gunshot wounds. Simultaneously, additional officers established a perimeter and deployed a K-9 officer, which ultimately led to the detention of three persons of interest. Investigators are conducting interviews and processing the scene. 

A vehicle was seen leaving the area around the same time so investigators are asking anyone who has any information on this vehicle pictured to please call the Broussard Police Department. The investigation is ongoing.

If anyone has information on this crime, contact Broussard Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

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