Deputies investigating murder suicide in Livingston Parish
Posted on 1/16/2014 2:23:00 PM.
The Livingston Parish Sheriff's office says they are investigating a Wednesday night shooting as an apparent murder-suicide involving a husband and wife. Sheriff Jason Ard says when deputies responded to a Denham Springs area home around 7 last night, they discovered two bodies inside.

Ard says they believe the husband, 38-year-old Marlon Reed Sr, shot and killed his estranged wife, 35-year-old Aleria Reed, before turning the gun on himself.

He says the couple had been separated and Mrs. Reed was at the house where the incident took place to visit the couple's young children.

"We do know there was a court order filed and she had a restraining order on him," said Ard.

Ard says the restraining order Mrs. Reed had on Mr. Reed alleging domestic abuse and violence, was still active.

He says the children lived at the home where the shootings occurred, but they were not there at the time.

"We were pretty sure that they were pulled out before it happened, but they were present," Ard said. "But they weren't there at the time of the shooting."
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