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Sheriff: Uncle kills nephew in murder-suicide

Posted at 10:07 AM, Mar 20, 2019

NAPOLEONVILLE, La. –  A murder-suicide occurred late Tuesday afternoon near Supreme, south of Napoleonville, according to Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon.

At 5:20 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a resident off of LA 1011 who indicated a neighbor had just shot someone on a lawnmower. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched.

Approximately seven minutes later, On Star contacted the Sheriff’s Office and reported a vehicle crash on LA 1010.

Deputies were dispatched to that area and located a deceased man with a gunshot wound to the head.

It was determined that both scenes were related.

A preliminary investigation determined that Beau Blanchard, 29, of  Labadieville, was cutting grass at a relative’s home when he was approached by his uncle, Scott G. Cazenave, 49, of Napoleonville.  According to investigators, there was a brief conversation between Blanchard and Cazenave. At that time, for reasons undetermined, Cazenave walked off and retrieved a gun and then returned, shooting and killing Blanchard.

A short time later, Cazenave left the scene in a pick-up truck and shortly thereafter, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, off of LA 1010, stated Falcon.

The investigation is continuing.