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Homicides, violent crimes rise in Monroe



MONROE, La. – Monroe police worked a greater number of homicides during 2020 than they have in each of the past two years, law enforcement records revealed.

As of Tuesday, the Monroe Police Department had recorded 22 homicides for 2020, including a shooting that occurred on Christmas Day at the Delta Mini Mart on DeSiard Street which claimed lives of two people.

Detectives have identified one of the suspects, Michael Jacobs Jr., and are actively seeking information about the other suspects’ whereabouts.