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Eunice, LA- Tuesday, June 28 at 7:08 PM Eunice Police responded to a call of shots fired near the intersection of Jelks and Ulysses Streets. On arrival officers found a 14-year black male who had been shot in the hip. The juvenile was transported to a Lafayette hospital where he underwent surgery for his injuries. His condition was stable while in surgery. The investigation is continuing, and no other information is available for release at this time.

This is the same child that was shot May 4, 2022, in the 200 block of Acadia Street by Xavier Bernard Watson. Watson is still wanted for that shooting. The 14-year-old was also arrested a couple weeks after this shooting for illegal possession and carrying of a handgun.August 2, 2021 A report indicates the juvenile was treated at the hospital for a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The recent shootings in our city, except for one, are all connected. The suspects in one shooting are the
victims in the next shooting. It is a continuous cycle. Two factions, which have now evolved into smaller subfactions, are at war with each other. It’s like the battle of the good and the evil, except the evil are battling the evil, they have turned on themselves. Evil always turns on itself. These children with guns are the product of a society that has discouraged discipline and called it cruelty and abuse. They were told it is wrong to pray at school or in public, but not taught to pray at home. They are raised on violent video games that teach if you are killed, you hit the restart button and are given new life.

They are allowed to listen to music (if you can call it that), that endorses rape, murder, violence, drugs and
thievery. Society fills their heads with all this * and questions why these children lead the life they live.
When we sow evil, we reap evil.

We obviously serve different Gods. Mine doesn’t condone what society teaches and allows. Until society
changes, we can’t expect change in the behavior of its product.

     Randy Fontenot                     Chief of Police
   Eunice Police Department                300 S. Second Street             Eunice, Louisiana 70535

Office: (337) 457-6595    Fax: (337) 457-7209