Bogalusa PD charges suspect in second case
Press Release from the Bogalusa Police Department:
Joseph Anthony Peoples, 29, of Bogalusa, was arrested and charged in the Attempted Murder of a 20-year-old local man, that occurred on April 19, 2020, and in the Murder of a 35-year-old local man, that occurred on April 22, 2020.
The Bogalusa Police Department, in a joint investigation with the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, tied both shootings to a Pleasant Hill residence, where 35-year-old Shawn Whiteside resided. On the night of April 19, 2020, Joseph Peoples, was identified and implicated by the victim and witnesses, in the attempted murder of a 20-year-old resident of Bogalusa. The shooting occurred at the residence of Shawn Whiteside.
On the morning of April 22, 2020, Joseph Peoples was identified and implicated by a witness as the person responsible for the shooting death of Shawn Whiteside. That shooting occurred just blocks from Whiteside’s residence.
Joseph Peoples later confessed to shooting Whiteside.
Peoples was charged with Second Degree Murder, by the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, and with Attempted Second Degree Murder by the Bogalusa Police Department.
Quick response and excellent teamwork between the BPD and the WPSO Detectives resulted in the closure of two high-profile cases within a single day.