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Arrest made in Eunice Shooting

Public Information Officer

Deputy Chief Eddie Thibodeaux                                                                                     

Phone 337-948-6516

Fax      337-407-9458

Press Release: April 13, 2022

Leonard Miller



Leonard James Miller, age 35

1661 Tyrone Road

Eunice, LA., 70535


Second Degree Murder



On April 11, 2022, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting at the 100 block of Bradley Street in the Eunice area.  Witnesses at the scene stated that a black male wearing an orange shirt was carrying a gun and entered a white, sports utility vehicle.  Witnesses also reported a person, identified as Clarence Mitchell, was in a white vehicle near a residence and was slumped over inside.  Clarence Mitchell of Eunice was transported to a local hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound and later died from his injuries.

Through the course of the investigation, Leonard James Miller of Eunice was identified as the shooter and an arrest warrant was then issued for second degree murder.  With the assistance of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, Leonard Miller was apprehended this morning on Woodrow Street in Lafayette.  He will be extradited to the St. Landry Parish Jail later today.

This investigation is still ongoing at this time.

On behalf of Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, this is Deputy Chief Eddie Thibodeaux.  All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.