O.B. Mitchell Jr. (6776)



April 16, 20122012O.B. Mitchell Jr.47MaleAfrican-American/BlackAprilLA-119 & I-49, Cloutierville, Natchitoches, LACloutiervilleLouisiana71416Natchitoches, LALouisiana State PoliceDeSoto Parish Sheriff's DepartmentNatchitoches Parish Sheriff's OfficeGunshotO.B. Mitchell Jr. reportedly fatally shot himself following an hour-long chase that began in Caddo Parish, continued through DeSoto Parish, and ended just outside of Alexandria in Natchitoches Parish. Mitchell was a suspect in the shooting of 32-year-old Lakesha Robinson, the mother of his child. Mitchell reportedly chased Robinson down and shot her before fleeing in a vehicle. The Shreveport Police Department notified other area law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for Mitchell. Mitchell’s vehicle was spotted by DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Department on I-49 heading south. When deputies tried to stop Mitchell, a pursuit ensued. State police picked up the chase in DeSoto Parish. Officers were advised that Mitchell was armed and dangerous, and reported seeing him reaching under his seat as he headed southbound in a 2011 Nissan Altima on I-49 at speeds of 90 to 125 mph. Mitchell avoided the first set of spike strips deployed by officers. A second set was deployed near mile marker 119. At that point, investigators said the car slowed down to 55 mph and headed into the median. That's where officers said it appeared Mitchell took his own life. Robinson was taken to LSU Medical Center where she was listed in serious condition.Suicidehttp://www.ksla.com/story/17485772/police-chase-involving-caddo-heights-shooting-suspect-ends-in-suicideUnknownCRDeCeros6776Complete

4/16/2012: O.B. Mitchell Jr. reportedly fatally shot himself following an hour-long chase that began in Caddo Parish, continued through DeSoto Parish, and ended just outside of Alexandria in Natchitoches Parish. Mitchell was a suspect in the shooting of 32-year-old Lakesha Robinson, the mother of his child. Mitchell reportedly chased Robinson down and shot her before fleeing in a vehicle. The Shreveport Police Department notified other area law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for Mitchell. Mitchell’s vehicle was spotted by DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Department on I-49 heading south. When deputies tried to stop Mitchell, a pursuit ensued. State police picked up the chase in DeSoto Parish. Officers were advised that Mitchell was armed and dangerous, and reported seeing him reaching under his seat as he headed southbound in a 2011 Nissan Altima on I-49 at speeds of 90 to 125 mph. Mitchell avoided the first set of spike strips deployed by officers. A second set was deployed near mile marker 119. At that point, investigators said the car slowed down to 55 mph and headed into the median. That's where officers said it appeared Mitchell took his own life. Robinson was taken to LSU Medical Center where she was listed in serious condition. http://www.ksla.com/story/17485772/police-chase-involving-caddo-heights-shooting-suspect-ends-in-suicide

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