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Suspect arrested in connection with fatal shooting in Opelousas

Posted: 1:33 PM, Oct 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-21 00:13:36-04

A teenager is dead following an overnight shooting on Kim Drive in Opelousas.

Two others were injured. It happened around midnight.

According to a witness, Davontae Mott, “Somebody just started shooting. I don’t know what happened. I just seen somebody start shooting. I don’t know who was shooting. I was ducking because I was scared. I almost got shot, too, in the face. I was ducking.”

Police identified the teenager as 18-year-old Joseph Aggison.

“Well, Joseph Aggison got shot, and when he got shot, he started hollering, talking about, ‘I’m shot.’ And like, I didn’t know nobody was shot until I walked up right here, and then I seen all type of blood everywhere, so I was like, somebody really got shot. And then after that, I went into the house and started helping my brother-in-law because he was bleeding a lot,” said Mott.

Aggison later died at the hospital from a gunshot wound to the neck.

Officers arrested 22-year-old Jaylin Lamb and booked him with felon in possession of a firearm in connection with the shooting.

Police say Aggison was a suspect in an armed robbery and the shooting.

Aggison and Lamb shot at each other, which lead to Aggison’s death.

The investigation is ongoing.

In February of last year, Aggison and his twin brother spoke to KATC after twenty-five shots were fired at their house on Pulford Street.

“I was scared. I went on the floor and stayed there until the police came,” said Aggison.

Two cousins were arrested in connection with that shooting.  Police say Reginald and Kenneth Manual opened fire because of an ongoing feud between one of their family members and a juvenile who lived in the home.

Aggison’s twin brother, Joel, told KATC, “Today just wasn’t our day. We’re blessed. We just thank God for another day, really.”

Days later, a 15-year-old accidentally shot and killed himself at the same house. According to police, the two shootings were unrelated.

KATC reported in February Aggison lived at the Pulford Street home with his twin brother, mother, two younger brothers, and seven-month-old niece.