MURDER AND SHOOTING INVESTIGATION IN TERRYTOWN
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 04:38 PM
On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, around 0:37 PM, our officers responded to numerous reports of gunshots in the area of the 2100 block of Esplanade Place in Terrytown. Shortly thereafter, at 10:40 PM, we received a report of a subject shot inside the Brothers Food Mart at 2000 Carol Sue, also in Terrytown.
First responding officers arrived at the Food Mart and located a male victim lying on the floor inside of the store suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, identified as Charles Gumms, B/M, 20, of 2140 Esplanade Place in Terrytown was transported to University Hospital where he is currently listed in critical condition. A clerk inside of the store reported the victim got out of a silver colored vehicle, walked into the store and collapsed. Additional officers conducted a check of the vehicle Gumms was seen getting out of, and while doing so, discovered an 18 year-old black female identified as, Shamyra Plummer of 2960 Mt. Blanc Drive of Marrero lying on the rear floorboard suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead on the scene.
Homicide investigators have determined both victims were shot while in the 2100 block of Esplanade Place just prior to arriving at the Brothers Food Mart. Crime Scene Technicians recovered 31 spent shell casings of various calibers scattered in the street on Esplanade Place where the shooting took place.
We have yet to determine a motive, nor have we identified any suspect(s) in this investigation. Anyone with information in this matter is asked to contact Detective Gabe Faucetta 504-364-5300 or CRIMESTOPPERS.
Colonel John N. Fortunato
Public Information Office
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office