Apr 27, 2013 1:52 PM by katc

Abbeville Police Looking for Shooting Suspect

An Abbeville teenager is dead after a shooting, and police are looking for suspects. The Abbeville Police Department responded near the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Schlessinger Streets for a complaint of shots fired Friday night at approximately 11:18 pm. Police say they found a black male who was suffering from several gunshot wounds. Due to the gunshot victim's conditioning worsening, the officers loaded the male subject into a patrol car and rushed him to Abbeville General Hospital. The gunshot victim, 19 year old Jovontae' Charles, later died while being treated at Abbeville General Hospital.

Investigators were called to the scene and recovered several casings near the location of the victim. The officers processed the scene for evidence and obtained video from a local business.

At this time, the Abbeville Police Department searching for eye witnesses to the shooting which were observed on the video. Anyone with any information about this investigation is asked to contact the Abbeville Police Department at 337-893-2511.

Further information will be released on this investigation as it becomes available.



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