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St. Landry Crime Stoppers: Help needed solving Opelousas homicide

Posted at 4:38 PM, Oct 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-07 14:51:21-04

The St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers is asking for help in locating two shooting suspects.

On September 30, 2021, shortly after midnight, officers with the Opelousas Police Department were dispatched to the area of Creswell Lane and Edith Street in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a light-colored vehicle in the Taco Bell parking lot. Officers discovered that the driver was dead and the passenger needing medical attention due to gunshot wounds, according to a spokesperson for St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers.

The investigation revealed that the shooting took place in front of a residence at the intersection of Leonard Street and Oak Street. After the driver and passenger were shot, the passenger was able to maneuver the vehicle to the Taco Bell parking lot, according to investigators.

Evidence located at both scenes, as well as multiple video surveillance cameras, showed two suspects were involved in the shooting. After the shooting, the suspects were seen fleeing the scene and running on Oak and Jefferson Streets. One juvenile suspect has been arrested and Crimes Stoppers needs your help in identifying the remaining suspects.

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