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May 23 11:02 AM

Vivian man charged with murdering his sister

A Vivian man is facing murder and arson charges after he allegedly shot his sister and set their home on fire Monday.

Christopher Rubin McCauley, 45, of 620 Jackson St., was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center for the murder of his 50- year-old sister, Carmen.

Authorities were called to their residence around 3:30 a.m. after a family member went to their home and saw smoke but could not get anyone to answer the door.

Vivian Police Officer Clint Alexander responded and entered the house but was overcome by smoke.

Fire District No. 8 personnel extinguished the blaze and found Carmen McCauley deceased in the bedroom.

The fire is under investigation by the Louisiana State Fire Marshal.

Sheriff’s Sgt. James Lewis said Carmen was found in her bed. An autopsy revealed that she had been shot multiple times.

Chris McCauley was not at the house when Caddo sheriff’s deputies arrived. Sheriff’s Deputy Justin McDonnell, who is assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force, found him several house later walking down East Washington Street near Youree Drive in Shreveport.

Vivian police said they had not responded to any previous domestic calls between the siblings at the residence. They had been living together in the house for several months while their mother was sick. She recently passed away.

McCauley was booked into CCC on charges of seconddegree murder and aggravated arson by Caddo Det. Matt Purgerson. No bond has been set.

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