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UPDATE: “Armed and dangerous” suspect in Abbeville shooting turned himself in

Posted at 11:02 AM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 13:03:44-04
Alvin Wiltz / Abbeville Police Department

Alvin Wiltz (A.K.A. Gator) has turned himself in at the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center.

Wiltz was wanted by the Abbeville Police Department after a shooting which occurred on March 12, 2019 near the intersection of N. Bailey Street and Clover Street.

Mr. Wiltz was booked on a warrant for Attempted second Degree Murder. His bond has been set at $250,000.00. Police say additional charges are pending.

Chief Spearman said he would like to commend his officers for a job well done, and also to thank the citizens of Abbeville for their support and help they provide to the Abbeville Police Department.

Officers say the shooting happened at 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of N. Bailey Street and Clover Street. Wiltz,  who also goes by “Gator,” is wanted for this shooting. One person was injured.

Police say that the victim in the shooting and a woman were having a verbal argument at a residence near the intersection of N. Bailey and Clover Streets. Soon after, several men allegedly got involved, and a physical altercation started between the victim and Wiltz

Wiltz allegedly pulled out a handgun and shot the victim in the chest. He then fled the area on foot.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he is currently receiving treatment. The condition of the victim is unknown at this time.