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Crime of the Week – Opelousas Police Department

Feature Photograph: Kendol Payne

St. Landry Crime Stoppers and the Opelousas Police Department need your help in solving a murder in the city of Opelousas.  

On May 30, 2022, officers with the Opelousas Police Department were dispatched to 1217 Ina Clare Dr. for a shooting complaint. Upon arrival, officers discovered that Kendol Payne, a thirty-one-year-old black male had been shot multiple times and had died because of his injuries.

The detectives discovered evidence at the scene that indicated that the suspects stood near a rear bedroom window and fired multiple rounds thru the window. The suspects were then seen running from the scene.

Evidence Opelousas Police found at the crime scene.

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is urged to call 948-TIPS or tip us online at  All calls are anonymous and through our enhanced tip reward program, you will earn 2,500 cash reward. Dial **TIPS on your mobile phone or download our P3 app and tap the app on your mobile device to say it here and submit your anonymous tips. Be alert, be safe, and God Bless you.  On behalf of Crime Stoppers, I am Deputy Chief Eddie Thibodeaux.