A Bossier City man pled guilty Monday to the 2013 shooting death of James Rosypal, a Dubberly resident who worked at a convenience store on Airline Drive in Bossier City.
Adrian Little, 24, pled guilty to second-degree murder.
According to the Bossier/Webster District Attorney’s Office, Bossier police responded to the Exxon Food Fast on Nov. 9, 2013 where they found Rosypal lying behind the counter unresponsive and the cash register open.
Officers worked quickly and obtained video surveillance from the store, which led to Little’s arrest. Surveillance showed Little committing the armed robbery of the store and shooting Rosypal twice before exiting the store.
Bossier detectives were able to get a confession from Little, officials say, and were also able to locate the murder weapon. Experts from the North Louisiana Crime Lab examined the gun and were not only able to determine that it was the same gun that killed Rosypal but that Little’s DNA was on the gun.
“The Bossier City Police Department did an outstanding job on this case,” District Attorney Schuyler Marvin said. “They were called out at 1:30 in the morning and the whole department worked continuously until they were booking the suspect in at 4:30 that afternoon. They delivered a very strong case to our office and ADA Andrew Jacobs did an excellent job preparing this case for trial.”
According to reports following Rosypal’s death, Little turned himself in to police.
Little was remanded into custody awaiting a presentence investigation. He is expected to be sentenced August 18 by Judge Jeff Thompson.
Second-degree murder carries a mandatory life sentence.