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One dead in downtown Ruston shooting

Monday, January 20, 2020
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A Grambling man is dead following a shooting early Sunday morning in downtown Ruston.

The Ruston Police Department in a release said that it responded to reports of a person shot at 12:08 a.m. inside of a party on West Mississippi Avenue. 

The release said that Jeffery D. Early of Grambling was located and transported to the hospital where he later died.

No suspects have been named and the investigation is ongoing. 

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the RPD Criminal Investigative Division at 318-255-4141, or Crimestoppers of Lincoln Parish by calling 318-255-1111, texting "TIP515 plus your message" to CRIMES (274637), or online at

Look for more on this ongoing story in Tuesday's edition of the Ruston Daily Leader.