The juvenile being sought in this case for Second Degree Homicide has been arrested. He surrendered to the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office this afternoon (Friday, July 16). He has been transported to the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center in Robert.
Last Sunday, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a dead person lying in the roadway on Mary Topps Road east of the Clifton community. Upon arrival at the scene, officers discovered the body of Justin Brumfield, 40, a resident of Vernon School Road.
Detectives were called to the scene and began an investigation which determined that the victim had been in an altercation earlier with another person, both of whom were armed. During the altercation, Brumfield was fatally shot. The shooter, identified as a juvenile, fled the scene and is being sought on a warrant for Second Degree Homicide.
Due to the wanted person being a juvenile, no identifying information will be released. However, any person with information concerning the crime is asked to contact Captain Tom Anderson at (985) 661-2024.
“A senseless loss of life is always tragic,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “Although the juvenile has no previous criminal record, he has committed a serious crime and it is important that he be found. I extend my sincere condolences to Mr. Brumfield’s family and assure them we are working diligently to locate and arrest the shooter.”