Police identify two suspects in West Point murder

Published 6:47 pm Friday, May 19, 2017

By Melanie Ruberti


WEST POINT – Investigators with the West Point Police Department identified two people wanted in the murder of a West Point woman.

Erica Parkmond and Desron Young were inside a red, Chevrolet Tahoe and allegedly fired gunshots at the victim as she walked with another person in the 1100 block of East 12th Street around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, officials said. The pair then fled the scene.

The victim, identified as Sherika Kamia Trammell, 40, suffered at least one gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at George H. Lanier hospital in Valley, Alabama later that night, investigators said.

The murder appears to be retaliatory, said West Point Police Capt. Kevin Carter. But investigators do not know if Trammell was the intended target – or if it was someone else.

The victim knew both Parkmond and Young, Carter confirmed.

Police described Parkmond as an African American woman with black hair and brown eyes. She is around 5-feet-9” tall and weighs about 240 pounds.

Investigators believe Parkmond may be hiding out in West Point, LaGrange or Lafayette, Alabama.

Desron Young was described as an African American man with black hair and brown eyes, police said. He is about 6-feet tall and weighs 198 pounds.

Young may be staying in West Point or in an unincorporated area of Troup County, investigators said.

The couple is considered armed and dangerous.

Investigators are also seeking a third “person of interest” also connected to Trammell’s death. Police did not identify the person.

Anyone with information on the murder or the whereabouts of Parkmond and Young is asked to call the West Point Police Department at 706-645-3525 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter with LaGrange Daily News. She can be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.