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Opelousas man wanted in connection with Avoyelles Parish shooting

Posted at 5:49 PM, Aug 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 19:11:23-04

Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s deputies are looking for an Opelousas man accused in a shooting earlier today.

Justin Molbert, 21, is wanted on a warrant for two counts of attempted second-degree murder. He should be considered armed and dangerous, deputies say.

Molbert is accused of driving up to a man and woman walking on a road in Dupont at about 1 p.m. today. Deputies say Molbert started arguing with the man, then pulled out a gun and fired it several times at the couple.

The man was hit in the leg and was transported to a hospital via helicopter. His injuries are believed to be non life-threatening, deputies say.

Anyone with information about Molbert’s current whereabouts is asked to call the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-253-4081.