Updated: Detectives Arrest Suspect in Amelia Shooting

Detectives Arrest Suspect in Amelia Shooting

23-year-old Hakeemia Bias of 141 Friendship Alley was arrested on November 2, 2017 at 9:46 am on a warrant for 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of Christopher Singleton. Bias turned himself in to detectives at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Morgan City. The case remains under investigation.

Updated:
Detectives identified 23-year-old Hakeemia Bias of 141 Friendship Alley as the suspect in this
case. He is wanted on a warrant for 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of Christopher
Singleton. Detectives found evidence that Bias confronted Singleton and fired a handgun striking
the victim. Anyone with information on Bias’ whereabouts can contact the St. Mary Parish
Sheriff’s Office at 985-384-1622 or by email at crimewatch@stmaryso.com. You can remain
anonymous.

Original story:
On October 31, 2017, just prior to 11:00 pm, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a possible shooting on Friendship Alley in Amelia. Deputies located an unresponsive male subject who sustained a gunshot wound. The man, identified as 23-year-old Christopher Singleton of Amelia, was transported to Teche Regional Medical Center by Acadian Ambulance. He was pronounced deceased at the hospital. This Sheriff’s Office said that the investigation is ongoing and active.

Anyone with information on the crime can contact the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office at 985-384-1622 or by email at crimewatch@stmaryso.com. You can remain anonymous.