Investigators have matched bullets from two fatal shootings to a rifle found inside the home of alleged East Feliciana serial killer Ryan Sharpe, who was arrested last week in those two shootings and two others that have occurred in the Clinton area since July, according to an arrest warrant filed Wednesday by the East Feliciana Sheriff’s Office.
An analysis by the Louisiana State Police crime lab determined that bullets from the killings of Carroll Breeden, 66, and Brad DeFranceschi, 48, were fired from the rifle, the warrant says. Investigators had previously matched the bullets themselves but had not yet announced their connection to a particular weapon.
Officials said in the warrant that Sharpe confessed to killing Breeden and DeFranceschi in addition to Thomas Bass. He also confessed to shooting 47-year-old Buck Hornsby, who was wounded but survived. All four men were shot outside during the day within 25 miles of each other