CRIME

Murder suspect turns himself in to Gonzales police

Wade McIntyre

A murder suspect from Assumption Parish turned himself in at the Gonzales Police Station around 10 p.m. Wednesday night, according to Sgt. Stacey Ducote.

Javis Couteau, 24, of 119 Gold St. in Napoleonville, was booked into the station as a fugitive from justice, after walking into the station and telling police he wanted to surrender in Gonzales.

Witnesses reportedly identified Couteau as the man who ran up to Marlon Robinson, 30, address unknown, and shot him five times with a handgun.

The shooting occurred around 8 p.m. on Telegraph Street in Napoleonville, said Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack.

According to witnesses Couteau fled the scene in his truck, police said.

Assumption deputies found Robinson lying in the road with multiple gunshot wounds, and he was pronounced dead after being transported to Assumption Community Hospital, according to Waguespack.

Gonzales police held the suspect until Napoleonville deputies transported him back to Assumption Parish and booked him into the parish detention center, charged with second-degree murder, Ducote said.