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Two arrested in Opelousas shots fired incident

Posted: 8:10 PM, Jun 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-29 21:10:28-04

Two people are under arrest after an investigation into shots fired early Friday morning in Opelousas.

Opelousas Police say that on Friday, June 29, 2018, at around 3:11 a.m. officers responded to report of shots fired in the area of the 1200 block of S. Railroad Avenue. Upon arrival, the investigating officers spoke to witnesses who identified the persons responsible for the shooting. No one was injured during the shooting. 

According to officials, an investigation led officers to 22-year-old Job Moten of Opelousas, who was allegedly driving the vehicle from which several shots were fired. Officers say they recovered a .45 caliber Hi-Point pistol which was the weapon alleged to have been fired in the incident. Moten was later arrested and charged with illegal use of a weapon or dangerous instrumentalities.

He was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail.

A second person 23-year-old Ricky Guillory of Opelousas was alleged to have fired the weapon in this case. A warrant was obtained for his arrest for illegal use of a weapon or dangerous instrumentalities, and illegal possession of a firearm by a person convicted of certain felonies. Guillory was located in the 900 block of N. Court St. at 3:00 p.m. Friday and taken into custody. 

In a press release, the Opelousas Police Department says that they have received 218 calls of shots fired and investigated 16 confirmed shooting incidents in 2018. "We ask the community to provide any information of anyone that may be violating laws or recklessly using a firearm. All information will be treated as sensitive and confidential," the release states.