On Monday, February 11, 2019, at 10:21pm, St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office began an investigation of a shooting that occurred in the Oscar Brooks Apartments, in Lutcher. The victim, Destin Smith, age 22, of Gramercy, LA, was transported to St. James Parish Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. Through investigation, the Sheriff’s Office was able to obtain surveillance video from the Apartments. The surveillance video revealed a subject was with Smith at the time of the shooting. On Friday, February 15, 2019, the Sheriff’s Office released a snippet of the surveillance video, along with still images taken from the surveillance video. With the assistance of the public, detectives were able to positively identify the subject in the surveillance video with Smith as Quannae Clark, age 27, from Gramercy, LA and also residing in LaPlace, LA. In the late hours of February 15, 2019, Quannae Clark was arrested for Second Degree Murder, for the murder of Destin Smith.
Sheriff Martin would like to thank the public for their assistance in solving this senseless crime. The assistance and cooperation from the public contributed to the Sheriff’s Office getting a dangerous person off of the streets.