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Two arrested, two wanted in connection with weekend shooting in Opelousas

Posted at 3:30 PM, Mar 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-26 16:37:56-04

Two others are now wanted in connection with a shooting over the weekend in Opelousas.

Opelousas Police say that additional arrest warrants have been issued for 21-year-old Robert Eugene Joseph III and 18-year-old Dontarious Williams.  They are wanted in connection with a shooting near the intersection of Academy and Laurent Street.

Dontarious Williams and Robert Joseph III / Opelousas PD

That shooting happened on Saturday just before 6:00 p.m.

Joseph is wanted on Attempted Second Degree Murder and Illegal use of weapons or dangerous Instrumentalities. Williams is wanted on Attempted Second Degree Murder and Illegal use of weapons or dangerous Instrumentalities

The two are considered armed and dangerous, according to officials.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of these suspects are asked to contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500.

Two people were arrested in connection with that shooting on Saturday in Opelousas.

Officers say that more than twenty shots were fired between two groups of shooters and that no one was injured.

A vehicle was struck during the incident.

Video surveillance of the shooting was obtained and police say they were able to identify two suspects involved. Several more arrests are expected. The investigation is ongoing.

Two suspects have been arrested and booked on the following charges:

Brandon and Davaska Savoy
Courtesy OPD

Davaska Savoy, 19, of Opelousas

    • Attempted Second Degree Murder
    • Illegal use of weapons or dangerous Instrumentalities
    • Possession with intent to distribute Schedule II Narcotics (Crack Cocaine)

Brandon Savoy, 25, of Opelousas

    • Attempted Second Degree Murder
    • Illegal use of weapons or dangerous Instrumentalities
    • Possession with intent to distribute Schedule II Narcotics (Crack Cocaine)

Anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to call the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500.