Mother & son arrested in connection to Plaquemine homicide

PLAQUEMINE — The Plaquemine Police Dept. arrested Deandre Devon Dorsey and his mother Sammie Dorsey in connection to the murder of Bazile Mitchell Jr.

The deadly shooting happened Friday morning.

It was in north Plaquemine on North Nadler St. around 8 a.m. on June 7, 2024. That’s behind the water front park in the city.

The shooting took place inside a home and officials say Bazile Mitchell Jr. died on the scene.

Plaquemine Police were looking for a mother and son duo in connection to the deadly shooting: Deandre Devon Dorsey and Sammie Dorsey.

Deandre Dorsey was arrested Friday night for second-degree murder and obstruction of justice. His mother was arrested and charged with obstruction of justice and failure to report certain felonies.

This was the second homicide in a week in Plaquemine.

“It’s not only the second homicide this week but it’s also the second homicide this year. As of right now, we don’t believe the two shootings are connected, it’s also very early into the investigation,” said Plaquemine Police Chief Stephen Engolio.

Earlier this week on June 4, Jahiem Gailes, 22, was shot and killed outside his home. An arrest has been made in the case. Rashad Seals was arrested in Baytown, TX on Thursday, June 6th. He’s charged with one count of second degree murder.

Anyone with information on the recent shooting is asked to call Plaquemine PD or the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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