Brief: The second hostage in Louisiana bank shooting dies
Published: Friday, August 23, 2013
Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013 14:08
ST. JOSEPH, La. (AP) — LaDean McDaniel died on Aug. 15 at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, La. after being taken hostage and shot at the Tensas State Bank in St. Joseph, LA. McDaniel was one of the three bank employees taken hostage Tuesday by 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed.
Ahmed, “who was angry and hearing voices,” according to authorities, wrote a letter detailing his plan to take employees hostage at the rural Louisiana bank.
The mayor of the small town of 1,200 near the Mississippi border said he has heard from a lot of angry residents. However, sadness is perhaps one of the strongest emotions felt throughout St. Joseph.
“The healing process is going to take time,” St. Joseph mayor, Edward Brown said.
Herman Watson, 52, said that he knew McDaniel and other victim, Jay Warbington.
“They were great people, and I know they are going to Heaven,” Watson said. “They got a first-class ticket.”