Easter Sunday cookout ends in shots fired, Holmes arrested

  While many friends and family members enjoyed an Easter Sunday with fellowship, food, friends, and family, one man ruined the joy of the day when he pulled out a 9mm handgun and fired several times.

It began as a cookout but ended as a crime scene when police were called in the aftermath of the incident in which thirty-year-old Danterrius Kwame Holmes and another suspect who fired handguns after a dispute broke out between two families.

  The incident happened Sunday at about 10 p.m. in the 900 block of Luther Drive.

   One of the suspects was identified as Danterrius Kwame Holmes, 30, of 1000 South Grand St., Monroe.

   Several eyewitnesses told police they saw Holmes fire a gun several times in the air as well as at a house where 20 to 25 people were enjoying a cookout. Some eyewitnesses showed police where Holmes was standing when he allegedly fired the shots, and police found two spent 9mm shell casings near there.

   Holmes fled the scene in his car.

  According to the arrest report, “While leaving the scene, Holmes threw his firearm out the front passenger window of his vehicle as he headed north on Hwy 165.”

  Police caught up with Homed and he told confessed that he used a 9mm with an extended magazine.

  Authorities said Holmes was prohibited from possessing a firearm because of an armed robbery conviction in 2007.
Holmes was booked at Ouachita Correctional Center on the above charge as well as on possession of a gun by a convicted felon.