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Rayne Police make second arrest in connection with murder of teenager

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Posted at 1:45 PM, May 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-28 20:41:15-04

RAYNE, La. — The Rayne Police Department have made a second arrest Friday in connection with the May 16 homicide of a 17-year-old.

According to RPD, Robert Allen Moreno, 41 of Carmel Dale Lane in Houston was arrested for one count of Second-Degree Murder.

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Police were called on May 16, at 1:08 a.m., to 113 East Louisiana Avenue regarding a medical emergency. Once there, RPD say that officers located a 17-year-old male deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.

Family and friends identified the 17-year-old as Garrison Gautreaux a student at Notre Dame High School.

The 17-year-old was found in his vehicle parked in the 100 block of North Polk Street, Rayne Chief of Police Carroll J. Stelly told KATC.

RPD previously arrested Scott Cooper, 41, of Church Point in connection with the shooting. Cooper was booked with second-degree murder and remains in the Acadia Parish jail in lieu of $2 million bond.

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Court records in Lafayette show it's not the first time Cooper has been accused in connection with a fatal shooting in a parking lot. KATC Investigators reviewed court records, and obtained public records, to determine what happened in that other case.

The Louisiana State Police along with the Acadia, Lafayette, St Landry, St. Martin and Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Departments, Lafayette Police Department, Duson Police Department and Houston Police Department all provided assistance during the investigation.

RPD says that anyone with information related to this homicide is urged to contact the them at 337-334-2007.

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