On December 12, 2021, at approximately 1809 hours, the Avoyelles 911 Communication Center received a 911 call(s) reporting a stabbing victim and possible shots fired at 242 Large Road, Mansura, LA.  The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) Patrol Deputies and Detectives responded to the scene.  The Avoyelles Parish Coroner’s Office also subsequently responded to the scene.

The preliminary investigation revealed that 36-year-old Michael Malbrough and 24-year-old Quinvaughn Jacobs went to 242 Large Road and subsequently became involved in an altercation with the resident 30-year-old Justin Gaspard of Mansura and a 17-year-old juvenile relative of Gaspard.  The altercation resulted in the death of Malbrough, and two others involved sustained knife wounds.

Thus far, a 17-year-old juvenile and 30-year-old Justin Gaspard of Mansura have been arrested for Second Degree Murder and Attempted Second Degree Murder.  Bond is set at $750,000.00 each.  Both subjects remain in custody at this time.

The investigation of the incident, and circumstances surrounding the incident, is ongoing.

Sheriff David L. Dauzat would like anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit at 318-253-4000.