On March 5, 2016 around 10:12 a.m., Officers with the Natchitoches Police Department responded to 305 Scoot Loop in reference to someone being shot. Upon Officers arrival they located Marlon Ray Rachal Sr. deceased inside of the residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Detectives were called to the scene and were able to determine that the victims son, Marlon Ray Rachal II, was the suspect.
Marlon Ray Rachal II surrendered himself later in the afternoon to police without incident and has been charged with Second Degree Murder. He is currently awaiting bond at the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.