Two killed in domestic disputes Sunday in Crowley

— Two people were killed Sunday afternoon in Crowley in unrelated homicides, with one victim stabbed to death and the other gunned down two hours later, the city’s police chief said.

In the first killing, which occurred around 3 p.m., Joseph Smith was killed by a knife wound to his upper body.

Chief K.P Gibson said officers responded to a call about a domestic disturbance at a home in the 200 block of Westwood Drive and found Smith lying on the ground about 100 yards from the home.

He had been stabbed but still had a faint pulse. Gibson did not release the victim’s age or address.

Efforts by police to save Smith were unsuccessful and he died at the scene.

“This investigation revealed that Ericka Soloman, 26, of Crowley, was involved in a domestic dispute with the victim, at which time she stabbed the victim in the upper torso area,” Gibson said.

Soloman was booked on one count of second-degree murder.

The second killing occurred at 5:01 p.m. in the 1000 block of West Hutchinson Avenue, the result of another domestic disturbance.

A caller told police dispatchers that a man had dragged a woman into the West Hutchinson Avenue home and arriving police were told a shot had been heard inside the residence.

“Our officers breached the residence and discovered that the female victim had been shot one time in the head …,” a news release said.

Police found the suspect, Marlon Mayfield, at his West Sixth Street home, Gibson said.

Mayfield, 40, was related to the victim, who was identified Monday as Theressa Mayfield, according to the news release, which did not include the victim’s age or address.

Marlon Mayfield was booked on one count of second-degree murder, Gibson said.

Both investigations remain open.