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A Louisiana State Trooper conducted a traffic stop involving a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro on Louisiana Highway 17, near Winnsboro, for a traffic violation on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, shortly before 5:00 p.m.

Posted: Jul 30, 2020 3:33 PM

Winnsboro –  A Louisiana State Trooper conducted a traffic stop involving a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro on Louisiana Highway 17, near Winnsboro, for a traffic violation on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, shortly before 5:00 p.m. During the traffic stop, the Trooper noticed bullet holes in the driver’s side of the vehicle. The driver gave verbal consent for the Trooper to search the vehicle. During the search, the Trooper discovered the deceased body of 23–year-old Michael Robinson Jr. of Monroe, in the trunk.
Troopers took the driver, 18-year-old Michael Mitchell Jr., of Monroe, into custody after the discovery of Robinson Jr’s body. As the investigation progressed, it was determined that 19-year-old Cameron Powe, of Monroe, was also involved in the homicide. Late last night, Troopers arrested Powe at his residence in Monroe.
As a result of the investigation, Powe and Mitchell Jr. were booked into Ouachita Correctional Center and charged with second degree murder.
This is an active investigation. No further information is available at this time.

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