The incident that occurred on Monday night 4th Oct. 2021, at the Cove Apartments in west Phoenix has left a mother and 11-month-old dead.
Phoenix police responded to a call of possible domestic abuse at the complex near 83rd Avenue and Thomas Road around 8:46 p.m, according to Sgt. Vincent Cole, Phoenix Police Department spokesperson.
While taking witness statements, officers learned Mouton, 34, was at the apartment complex attempting to talk to his estranged partner, Lanae Mouton.
Louis Mouton is suspected of shooting and killing the child’s mother, Lanae Mouton, and their 11-month-old daughter.
Police have believed that after the conversation Louis had with Mouton, Lanae walked back to her apartment with her daughter Ava.
Louis then went to Lanae’s apartment and kicked in the door and fired several shots, said Cole, striking both Lanae and Ava, according to Cole.
The mother and child were taken to local hospitals but were later pronounced dead.
Louis was taken in by the police and charged with murder in the first degree, premeditated murder, and burglary.