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St. Landry Crime Stoppers: Help needed in identifying shooter

Posted at 2:09 PM, Dec 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-05 15:09:54-05

St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers is asking for help from the public in solving a home invasion and shooting of a local doctor in the Lawtell area.

On December 3, 2018, just after midnight, deputies were dispatched to the 200 block of Depot Street in Lawtell. Doctor John Vallian was found in his hallway suffering from gunshot wounds to his chest, according to investigators. A witness reportedly heard gunshots coming from the home around 12:30 and was awoken by barking dogs. The witnesses told deputies that they looked out the window again and seen someone walking from the victims home carrying something.

He was described as tall and slim wearing a black hoodie and gray sweatpants. A possible vehicle seen in the area is described as a “plum bright” Camaro and was seen driving south on Depot Street toward Perry Street.

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