“Ponchatoula Man Dead in Shooting at Livingston Parish Tourist Information Center”

By | July 24, 2023



A tragic incident occurred at the Livingston Parish Tourist Information Center near Albany on Saturday, resulting in the death of a 67-year-old man from Ponchatoula. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, deputies and police officers from the Albany Police Department were called to the center around 4 p.m. on July 22, 2023, in response to a shooting.

Sheriff Jason Ard confirmed that the shooting was a domestic-related incident and stated that one male victim had succumbed to his injuries. Another male suspect, identified as 68-year-old Edward Paul Louque from Walker, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

The victim was identified as Barry Roussel, a resident of Ponchatoula. The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office is working in collaboration with the Albany Police Department to investigate the case further.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still under investigation, and details have not been disclosed. The incident occurred within the city limits of Albany, adding another layer of complexity to the case.

This tragic event serves as a reminder of the importance of addressing domestic issues and conflicts peacefully. It highlights the need for individuals to seek help and support when dealing with relationship problems or personal issues that may escalate into violence.

The Livingston Parish community is mourning the loss of Barry Roussel and offering condolences to his family and loved ones. The investigation into the shooting will continue as law enforcement authorities work towards understanding the motive and circumstances behind this tragic incident.


Incidents like these underscore the significance of community safety and the role law enforcement agencies play in maintaining peace and security. The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Albany Police Department are committed to bringing justice to the victim and ensuring the safety of their community..