July 3, 2022

Good Gospel For You Everyday Living

Gangster gunned down in Westmoreland canefield

TWO discarded pairs of slippers, a Glock pistol and 11 spent casings marked the spot in a Westmoreland cane field where Copeland Sankey, also known as Tupac, was murdered early Tuesday morning after allegedly being ambushed by rival gangsters.

Sankey was one of the six alleged members of the King Valley gang who were freed of gang charges in July 2020.

Sankey had been aboard a motor vehicle with two other men destined for the Crowder community in the parish in search of a man known as Big Youth.

According to sources, upon reaching the community the men kicked open the door to a dwelling in search of their target but did not find him.

While travelling along a cane field road on the way from Crowder, the vehicle with Sankey was ambushed by a group of armed men who opened fire, and a shoot-out ensued.

All three men aboard the vehicle sustained injuries. Although the driver of the vehicle sped from the scene to Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital, Sankey was pronounced dead on arrival at 6:01 am.