The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office has identified the shooter and the two victims killed at the Jefferson Gun Outlet shooting from Saturday.
The Jefferson Parish coroner released the identities of those killed: 47-year-old Herbert “Noah” Fischbach, of Jefferson, 59-year-old Veronica Billiot, of Belle Chasse, and 27-year-old Joshua Williams, of New Orleans.
Williams was confirmed to be the original shooter in this incident, the JPSO announced in a news conference Monday.
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Billiot was shot by Williams during the initial instance of gunfire, according to Lopinto. Fischbach was killed by Williams after he reentered the store and walked through seeking targets, officials said.
Lopinto says Williams was killed while exchanging gunfire with several store employees in the parking lot of the location.
According to Lopinto, after shots rang out, there were a total of eight shooters in the incident, Williams and seven employees. No customers fired shots.
Lopinto also said Williams’ brother, Timothy Williams, and nephews, ages 7 and 9, were at the store with him.
Lopinto said he cooperated with the investigation and gave a statement saying he believed his brother flipped out. He said Timothy wanted to apologize to the employees at the gun shop, but did not have any answers as to what led to his brother firing his weapon.
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All eight firearms used in the incident were recovered, along with two additional firearms from Williams’ vehicle.
At around 2:50 p.m., Lopinto said deputies responded to the shooting at the Jefferson Gun Outlet in the 6700 block of Airline Drive.
Investigators say Williams, his brother and two children went to the outlet to purchase ammunition.
While they were inside, a store employee noticed that Williams was in possession of a loaded firearm. The employee advised Williams that he would need to unload the weapon to remain in the store, and Williams refused multiple times, according to officials.
During the discussion, the JPSO says Williams walked to the store’s exit and opened the door before shooting into the air.
Billiot was moving toward the door, and Williams immediately redirected the firearm to point it at her, and shot her, officials said.
Williams then turned and engaged employees in an exchange of gunfire before briefly exiting the store, according to the investigation.
Williams reentered the store and walked toward the store’s counter, where he shot Noah Fischbach, who had his back toward Williams, JPSO said.
Investigators say Williams then advanced to the rear of the store before exiting and beign confronted by other store employees.
Williams is then killed in an exchange of gunfire with those employees, the JPSO said.
Two additional employees were wounded by gunfire in the exchange, one in the initial exchange and one in the parking lot.
Both employees were listed as stable.
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