The live-in boyfriend of a Shreveport police officer and his two cousins have been charged with her murder.
22-year-old Chateri Payne had just graduated from the police academy two months before she was gunned down in front of her home on January 9.
Her boyfriend, Treveon Anderson, who is also rumored to be her fiancé, told the police he was inside of their home when he heard shots. He claims he ran outside and saw a suspect in all black fleeing the scene and fired shots at him.
Treveon told police when he saw Chateri had been shot, he called 911. She died two hours later at the Ochsner LSU hospital.
The couple’s 2-year-old child was in the house at the time of the shooting.
Evidence led police to arrest Treveon, and his two cousins Glenn Frierson and Lawrence Pierre for the murder of Chateri Payne.
After his arrest, Lawrence, a clerk for the Caddo Parish Juvenile Court, admitted he was at the residence at the time of the shooting and he says his cousin, Treveon pulled the trigger.
Lawrence, who hid the murder weapon, also told police where to find the .40-caliber handgun Treveon used to kill his fiancée.
Glenn Frierson, a self-employed barber, was also at the residence at the time of the shooting and left with Lawrence, who went to hide the murder weapon.
All three men have been charged with second-degree murder.
“It is still an ongoing investigation,” Police Chief Ben Raymond said. “Just because we make arrests doesn’t mean we are done at this point. And certainly, the District Attorney’s Office, when reviewing the case, always has the option of amending charges.”
Chateri Payne’s funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Summer Grove Baptist Church, 8924 Jewella Ave.
A public viewing is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 18 from noon to 4:30 p.m. at Winnfield Funeral Home at 3701 Hollywood Avenue.
My sincerest condolences to Chateri’s family during this difficult time.
Shreveport Police arrested Treveon Anderson, Lawrence Pierre and Glenn Frierson on Tuesday, charging all three with second-degree murder.
All three are being held in the Caddo Parish Jail.
Frierson was appointed counsel through the Indigent Defender’s office. Anderson was assigned Sonia Cassidy as counsel. Both men will return to court on April 30, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. for a preliminary examination. Pierre also will return to court April 30 for preliminary examination and to obtain counsel.
Bond is set at $500,000 for all three.
“This case will be reviewed and prepared for presentation to the Grand Jury once we receive the investigation package from Shreveport Police, which could take several weeks,” Caddo Parish District Attorney James E. Stewart Sr. said. “Based on the statements of Chief of Police Ben Raymond and others at Shreveport Police, this case may not meet the legal requirements for first-degree murder, which requires certain aggravating circumstances. However, until we receive and review the file that determination would be premature at this time.”
If convicted of second-degree murder, the three men each face a life term in prison without benefit of probation, parole or reduction in sentence. If the charges are upgraded to first-degree murder, the sentences could be death or life in prison without benefit of probation, parole or reduction in sentence.