St. Landry

Nov 4, 2010 12:00 AM by Jim Hummel

Murder-Suicide in Opelousas

Opelousas Police are investigating a murder-suicide.  Police Chief Perry Gallow says it was the result of a domestic altercation between a husband and wife.

Police were called to a home near South Street and Liberty Street at 8:00 Wednesday night for reports of a kidnapping, then moments later a second call came in for shots fired in that same area.

On arrival police found 32 year old Kristine Lemon suffering from a gunshot wound.  She was transported to Opelousas General Hospital with critical injuries, and died a short time later.

Police believe the shooter was her estranged-husband, 34 Johnathan Lemon who they say went to his brother's home, a few blocks away in the 300-block of North Market Street, where he shot and killed himself.

Police say the Lemon's had five children together.


Jim Hummel


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