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Man uses ax and gun to attack woman in her own home, returns later to kidnap and fatally shoot man: Cops

According to authorities in Louisiana, a 32-year-old Alexandria man is facing multiple criminal charges for a pair of violent attacks that left one victim dead.

As KALB reported, police identified the first victim Friday evening after officers responded to a report of a disturbance on Beatrice Street.

Upon arrival, authorities found a battered woman bleeding from her head. Investigators later determined she lived in a nearby home where they believe suspect Terry Williams beat her with an ax and a gun.

She was taken from the scene to an area hospital as detectives continued combing the scene for evidence.

Early the next morning, police responded to a vacant home in the same area.

Investigators found a man suffering from a gunshot wound underneath the home. He was transported to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery but ultimately died from his injuries.

Williams allegedly attacked the female victim, then returned to the same residence where he forced the male victim to leave at gunpoint.

Police believe the suspect then shot the man near the Van Street home where he was found.

Upon identifying Williams at a business in the community Saturday morning, officers say he attempted to evade them on foot.

They were able to pursue and apprehend him a short time later, reporting that he was in possession of a firearm.

Alexandria Police Chief Jerrod King cited “incredible police work” for allowing local cops to nab the suspect without further injury or loss of life.

The most recent reports available indicate Williams remained behind bars at the Rapides Parish Detention Center. Police say the investigation remains ongoing.

Williams is expected to face charges including first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated second-degree battery.

[Featured image: Terry Williams, Alexandria Police Department]