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One Juvenile Arrested For Second Degree Murder Another Opelousas Juvenile Still At-Large

Press Release: March 31, 2022

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On February 6, 2022, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to 107 Highway 3043 (Knights of Columbus Hall) in Opelousas relative to a shooting. Deputies located witnesses at the scene of the incident that provided an account of how the shooting occurred.

As the patrons who were attending the party were exiting the building, shots were fired from a vehicle leaving the parking lot.  Witnesses described the vehicle as a brown four door vehicle and identified the suspects by nicknames at the time of the initial investigation. Crime Stoppers tips were also instrumental in assisting the investigation.

Witnesses identified additional passengers of the suspected vehicle. Investigators later located the passengers from the suspect vehicle and they provided statements corroborating the accounts of the witnesses attending the event.

Investigators arrested one juvenile under the age of 17 for second degree murder.  The juvenile was booked at a juvenile facility. 

Another juvenile under the age of 17 also has an outstanding arrest warrant for second degree murder. Efforts are being made to locate the at-large juvenile.

The name of the juvenile will be released once the juvenile appears in front of a grand jury and the Bill of Indictment is signed by the judge.

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.