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Photograph: Dustin “Smiley” Gotreaux was arrested for the Thursday morning shooting in Eunice.

Eunice Police responded to a shooting Thursday Morning at 9:00 AM near the intersection of Park Ave and 13th Street.  The suspect, riding a bicycle, approached the victim who was walking on Park Ave.  He fired 4 shots at the victim, striking him 3 times.

The victim, a 39 year old male, was transported to a hospital for treatment.  I have no information yet on his current condition.

The suspect has been identified as Dustin “Smiley” Gotreaux, age 35, of Eunice.

This is believed to be a random shooting of opportunity. Gotreaux has recently made threats of harming others and himself.  The handgun he used and possesses is believed to be stolen from a relative. The bicycle is a red 20″ with white or large whitewall tires. 

Update: Dustin “Smiley” Gotreaux was apprehended at 4:00 PM in the 200 block of W. Magnolia Ave, Eunice, LA.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Eunice Police at 337-457-2626.