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.