On 12/26/21 at approximate 5:10 pm CST deputies and Lafayette EMS
received a call regarding a possible self-inflicted gunshot wound at
Antioch Church on Hwy 50 in Lafayette. The call which originated
through a VA Hot Line was dispatched to both agencies. Upon the
arrival the units could not locate anyone on the premises.
The ambulance personnel then went to a nearby church on Co. Rd. 28,
also called Antioch. Upon their arrival, they heard gunshots but
could not determine where they were being directed.
The information was then given to the responding deputies and as
they arrived on the scene, more shots were heard. After verbal
contact was made by the deputies to the suspect, Cory McKenzie
Leverett, 45 of Roanoke surrendered and was taken into custody.
Leverett has been charged with 4 counts of Attempted Murder.
The case is under investigation by the Chambers County Investigative