ICYMI: Louisiana State Police assume lead in LA Tech stabbing investigation

Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation/Monroe Field Office was requested by Louisiana Tech Police Department (Tech PD) on Wednesday to investigate the deadly stabbing incident that occurred Monday on Louisiana Tech University’s campus.

The stabbing incident injured four women, in which two of the victims received severe injuries. On Tuesday one of the victims, Annie Richardson, succumbed to her injuries at a Shreveport hospital. As a result of her death, LSP assumed lead in the investigation, and Louisiana Tech PD will assist.

“This is an on-going investigation, and we won’t make any more comments pertaining to any details of it,” said Louisiana Tech Assistant Chief of Police Bill Davis Thursday morning.

Following a disturbance this past Monday, 23-year-old Jacoby Johnson of Tallulah entered the parking lot of Lambright Health and Wellness Center located on LA Tech’s campus and stabbed four women. He has been charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder (three counts). He is currently incarcerated in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center without bond.

Anyone with information and/or pictures and video is urged to share that information with LSP Investigators by calling (318) 362-4597.

In addition to the option above, citizens can anonymously report information through the Louisiana State Police online reporting system by visiting https://dpsweb.dps.louisiana.gov/suspicious.nsf/WebForm?OpenForm or calling the LSP Fusion Center Hotline at 1-800-434-8007.

The investigation remains ongoing, with further information to be released in coordination with the Lincoln Parish District Attorney’s Office at the appropriate time.