Louisiana State Police Assume Lead in LA Tech Deadly Stabbing Investigation

Published: 11-16-2023 | Category: Troop F


November 16, 2023

Louisiana State Police Assume Lead in LA Tech Deadly Stabbing Investigation

Ruston - On Wednesday, November 15, 2023, Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation/Monroe Field Office was requested by Louisiana Tech Police Department (Tech PD) to investigate the deadly stabbing incident that occurred Monday, November 13, 2023, on Louisiana Tech University’s (LA Tech) campus.  The stabbing incident injured four women, in which two of the victims received severe injuries.  On November 14, 2023, one of the victims succumbed to her injuries at a local hospital.  As a result of her death, LSP assumed lead in the investigation, and Tech PD will assist.  

Following a disturbance this past Monday, 23-year-old Jacoby Johnson of Tallulah entered the parking lot of Lambright Health and Wellness Center located on LA Tech’s campus and stabbed four women.  He has been charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder (three counts).  He is currently incarcerated in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center without bond. 

Anyone with information and/or pictures and video is urged to share that information with LSP Investigators by calling (318) 362-4597.

In addition to the option above, citizens can anonymously report information through the Louisiana State Police online reporting system by visiting https://dpsweb.dps.louisiana.gov/suspicious.nsf/WebForm?OpenForm or calling the LSP Fusion Center Hotline at 1-800-434-8007.

The investigation remains ongoing, with further information to be released in coordination with the Lincoln Parish District Attorney’s Office at the appropriate time.

Contact Information:

TFC Ryan Davis

Louisiana State Police

Public Affairs Section

Office: (318) 345-0000