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17-year-old arrested following fatal shooting in New Iberia

Posted at 11:24 AM, Apr 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-15 12:47:28-04

One person is dead and a 17-year-old is in custody following a shooting Saturday night in New Iberia.

New Iberia Police say that the incident occurred at 7:30 pm on Saturday, April 13 in the 1300 block of St. Jude Street.

Officers say that a male victim was located lying in the parking lot of T & B Grocery suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim has been identified by police as 21-year-old Michael Hypolite of New Iberia. Police say he died as a result of injuries received.

While on scene police say they were able to locate and arrest a suspect in connection with the shooting. 17-year-old Marlin D. Pernell of New Iberia was arrested and booked on a charge of second-degree murder. He is held in the Iberia Parish Jail with a bond set at $700,000.

The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Iberia Police Department at 337-369-2306.