Jonesboro teen dead, another arrested following double homicide in Winnfield

Cameron Joe, age 18, of Hodge has been booked into the Winn Parish Detention Center on a charge of 1st Degree Murder following a gunfight in Winnfield this past Tuesday that resulted in the death of Gregtavioun Burks of Jonesboro and Jatarion Starks of Winnfield. Two more were also injured. Cameron-Joe

Initial reports stated that at approximately 10:20 pm, on May 17th, a Winnfield officer responded to multiple gunshots fired at 501 Elliott Street. Starks, age 24, was pronounced dead on the scene along with another unidentified black male subject. Detectives reported that over 30 rounds of ammunition were fired within the house from several types of guns. Sources also said that at least 3 other people were involved and seen fleeing the scene in a white sedan. The other two injured persons were identified as Damion Hardwell and Kendall Reed, who were both airlifted to Rapides Regional Trauma Center in Alexandria.

On Wednesday, May 18th, WPD Sgt. Andy Roberts reported that the second deceased victim had been identified as Burks, who would have turned 18 on that day. New information also revealed that it was closer to 11:30 pm when the shooting took place, around 23 shots had been fired in what was believed to be a drug related incident as at least six pounds of marijuana was found in the house. 

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