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Police: Attempted murder suspect arrested

Posted: 4:35 PM, Jun 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-18 17:35:46-04

A 19-year-old attempted murder suspect has turned himself into police following a Saturday night shooting.

Roderick Smith Jr., of Opelousas, was arrested on charges of attempted second-degree murder and possession of marijuana and booked into the St Landry Parish Jail, according to Detective Sergeant Crystal LeBlanc, spokeswoman for the Opelousas Police Department.  

Police responded to a hospital Saturday in reference to a patient shot in the chest.

Smith allegedly shot the victim in the 800 block of S. Academy Street. 

The victim is in stable condition at this time and is expected to be okay, according to police.