Picayune’s most recent shooting was a retaliation

Published 1:10 pm Friday, March 27, 2009

The last reported shooting in the city limits of Picayune appeared to be a retaliation for an earlier home invasion.

Picayune Police Deputy Chief David Ervin said evidence has been collected alleging that the home invasion and alleged shooting against 20 year-old Wallace Spotts, of 312 Fannie Ave. was instigated by a home invasion conducted earlier that same morning by Spotts against one his alleged assailants.

The reported shooting took place on March 10, at about 8:27 a.m. where Spotts and Burnestine Everett, 26, of 905 Betsy Dr. were at Spott’s residence on Fannie Avenue when three suspects allegedly broke into the home after knocking repeatedly. Two of those suspects have been identified as Conel Holloway, 25, of 189 Earl Dubbisson Rd., Carriere and Travis Holloway, 29, of 153 Greenview Dr. A third unnamed suspect has a warrant out for his arrest, Ervin said.

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The three suspects then ordered Spotts to exit the home at gun point. A struggle ensued outside the home where Spotts broke free and headed west on Baylous Avenue. One of the three suspects then shot at Spotts, reportedly not hitting him.

A search for Spotts and the other suspects ensued and further investigation found that a previous home invasion was conducted on Travis Holloway at a residence on N. Buren Ave. earlier that morning at 2:30 by Spotts, Ervin said.

At that time Spotts allegedly broke into the home on N. Buren Ave. and beat Travis Holloway with a gun, demanding money. No shots were reported to have been fired and no money was apparently taken in this incident, Ervin said.

Currently Spotts, Travis Holloway and Conel Holloway have all been charged with home invasion. Ervin said once the investigation locates the third missing suspect and investigators determine who shot at Spotts additional charges will be pressed.

Weapons alleged to have been used in both incidents have not been recovered, Ervin said.