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Suspect in May shooting arrested

Posted: 4:53 PM, Jun 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-20 17:53:19-04

Opelousas Police have arrested a man in connection with a May shooting. 

Derek Thomas, 28, has been identified as a suspect in the shooting since it happened. He was arrested today and booked with two counts of attempted second-degree murder. 

The incident happened on May 3 on Mouton Street. A woman was shot and severely wounded; police said it was related to drugs. 

Patrick Lewis, 30, was arrested shortly after the shooting. Police say he is Thomas’ brother.