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Police: New Iberia shooting suspect arrested in Houston

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The U.S. Marshal's Violent Offender Task Force has arrested Akeam Masheeq Daniels in Houston.

Daniels was wanted for second-degree murder for the shooting death of 29-year-old Courtland Hall on March 1 in New Iberia, according to police. Daniels two companions, on the night of the shooting, Isaiah Johnson and Avan Francisco turned themselves into detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office.  

Johnson and Francisco were questioned and released.  

Daniels is currently in the Harris County Jail awaiting extradition back to Iberia Parish.


Police are still searching for Akeam Daniels, who is wanted in connection with a fatal shooting last night in New Iberia.

Deputies say a second-degree murder warrant has been issued for Daniels for the death of Courtland Hall, 29. They say Daniels was fighting over his infant daughter with the child's mother when Hall intervened. To read our full story on that, click here

Daniels has been in trouble before, KATC Investigates has learned. 

In February 2013, he was arrested in connection with the shooting of his eight-year-old brother.  At that time, deputies said witnessed told them the shooting was accident, but Daniels had fled the scene before deputies arrived.

He was booked with aggravated second-degree battery, illegal discharge of a weapon and simple criminal damage to property.

Witnesses told KATC at the time that they heard fighting inside a Robertson Drive home prior to the shooting. Deputies said the gun involved was a shotgun.

In October of that year, Daniels pleaded guilty to illegal use of a weapon. He was sentenced to a year in prison, but that sentence was suspended and he was given one year of supervised probation. The other charges were dismissed.

In May 2014, he was arrested and booked with illegal possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, two counts possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, contributing to the delinquency of juveniles, flight from an officer and operating a vehicle without a driver's license.

In October 2014, his probation on the original charge was revoked and he was sentenced to serve that year in prison, with credit for time served.

In July 2015, he pleaded guilty to a charge of illegal possession of a stolen firearm in the second case and was given five years in prison. That sentence was again suspended, and he was given five years of supervised probation.

In April 2017, he was arrested again on a charge of first-offense domestic violence with a child present. The victim is the woman identified by family members as the mother of the baby involved in last night's incident. Daniels is set for trial on that charge in April.

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