The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the individual responsible for murdering an Abita Springs-area man. At approximately 3 a.m. on August 12, the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from an individual claiming he had been shot. Deputies arrived at a residence located in the 21000 block of Wilson Road near Abita Springs, and located a man, who was later identified as 61-year-old Everett Wayne Finely (also known as James Finley and “Gator”), suffering from a gunshot wound. Medical personnel transported the Finely to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Video surveillance cameras captured the subject investigators believe to be responsible for the shooting.
Anyone with information regarding the homicide and/or the identity of the individual is asked to contact the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 726-7845 or (985) 898-2338 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward through Crimestoppers.