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Arrest Made in Connection with Shooting Incident on Judson Walsh and I-49

NOTE: All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty.

The Opelousas Police Department has announced a significant development in the investigation of the shooting incident that occurred yesterday on Judson Walsh and I-49. Following extensive efforts and collaborative work, law enforcement officials have arrested Sazbor Veal, a resident of 2000 block of Jake Drive in Opelousas, LA.

Sazbor Veal, born on September 25, 2000, has been apprehended and charged with multiple serious offenses related to the incident. The charges include:

Three counts of Attempted First Degree Murder

Assault by Drive-By Shooting

Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Illegal Use of Weapon and Dangerous Instrumentalities

Possession of a Machine Gun

Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property

This arrest marks a significant step forward in the ongoing investigation into the shooting incident. However, it is important to note that this is still an active investigation, and law enforcement officials are continuing their efforts to gather evidence and ensure that all individuals involved in the incident are brought to justice.

The Opelousas Police Department is seeking assistance from the public. Anyone with information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500. Information can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 337-948-TIPS, via email at, or through the P3 mobile App. Tipsters may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2500.00 for information leading to the identification and apprehension of those responsible.The Opelousas Police Department expresses its gratitude to the community for their cooperation and assistance in this matter. The safety and security of our residents remain our top priority, and we remain committed to ensuring that our neighborhoods remain safe places to live, work, and raise families.

Further updates will be provided as the investigation progresses.