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Man arrested in connection with overnight shooting in Opelousas

Posted: 11:08 AM, Aug 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-31 13:24:00-04

An Opelousas man has been arrested in connection with an overnight shooting in 1600 block of Frilot Street that left one person injured.

The Opelousas Police Department says that 25-year-old Dwayne Simmons of Opelousas was arrested and booked on charges of attempted first-degree murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, armed robbery, and introduction of contraband at a penal institution.

Simmons is currently housed in the St. Landry Parish Jail. No bond was given.

A spokesperson with the department says that one person suffered a gunshot wound to the back and was transported to the hospital as a result of the incident. The condition of the victim is unknown at this time.