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Sep 24, 2010 11:54 AM by Kate Mundy

One Arrest in New Iberia Killing & Robbery

Authorities release more information today on a robbery attempt turned fatal in New Iberia:

On Friday, September 24, 2010 Sheriff Ackal stated detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Craig Gilliams (DOB 08/01/1992) for the robbery and murder committed at 509 St. Mary St. New Iberia, LA. The incident occurred the previous night at approximately 09:30 p.m. Detectives believe Gilliams did not act alone and he is presently cooperating with detectives at this time. Gilliams is being booked into the Iberia Parish Jail for First Degree Murder. Gilliams was located with the help from citizens of Iberia Parish.

Sheriff Louis Ackal is still asking if anyone with information on the other suspects location should contact the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office at 337-369-3711. Also, Sheriff Ackal would advise anyone aiding these suspects in eluding capture will be charged accordingly.

On September 23, at approximately 09:30 the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office received a call of an armed robbery at 509 St. Mary St. New Iberia. Upon deputies arrival they learned that four black males wearing masks entered the barber shop and robbed the customers inside. A barber was fatally shot by one of the robbers. The four suspects then fled in an unknown direction.
Detectives are questioning witnesses and following up on anonymous tips. No arrests have been made as of yet. Detectives are asking anyone having information on the suspects to please call 337-369-3711.

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