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Police: One person in custody following fatal Sunset shooting

Posted at 4:49 PM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 23:45:22-04

UPDATE: One person has been taken into custody in connection with a shooting in Sunset and is currently being question by investigators.

Shooting on MLK in Sunset / Courtesy of Christina Peterson

He will be booked in the St. Landry Parish jail in connection with that shooting.

Sunset Police Chief Luis Padilla says that person had an ongoing dispute with the victim of this shooting. Police are still investigating what led to this incident.

That suspect’s name has not yet been released.

The shooting happened on 100 block of West Martin Luther King Drive at around 3:58 pm. Padilla says that one of his officers had passed through the area just seconds before the shooting.

One person was fatally shot and was dead at the scene upon officers arrival.

The identity of that person has not been released. Chief Padilla says the ID won’t be released until next of kin are notified.

Padilla also says that the victim was not from Sunset but was visiting the area. He was shot only once.

The suspect is known to law enforcement and surrendered after speaking to relatives.

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff Office provided patrol units and detectives to assist in the case, a spokesman said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police or St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers.

Person taken into custody following fatal shooting in Sunset / KATC







KATC’s Chris Welty was live at the scene earlier today. Watch below: