Murder Victim Was Local Reality TV Cast Member
Valerie Dowden Wells, who was featured in a 2012 Reality Television show about her family 'Bayou Billionaires', was the victim in the Monday afternoon murder-attempted suicide in Shreveport. Wells died after being shot multiple times by the assailant. He then shot himself in the head. He is currently in grave condition. The name of the shooter has not been released.
Wells' parents, Kitten and Gerald Dowden, acknowledged their daughter's murder on their personal Facebook page. The shooting took place in the parking lot of a McDonald's at the corner of Mansfield Road and West 70th Street.
While nothing has been officially confirmed, it is believed the shooter is 'deranged or estranged' boyfriend.