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Suspect in shooting of five-year-old turns himself in

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Posted at 10:36 AM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 11:36:50-04

The teenager wanted in connection with the shooting of a five-year-old has turned himself in, Ville Platte Police say.

Chief Neal Lartigue says that Quantavis Durgin, 17, turned himself in on Saturday. He was booked attempted second-degree murder.

Durgin was wanted for an incident that occurred on July 31, 2019. In that incident, a shot was fired into a vehicle, hitting afive-year-old boy in the leg. It happened in the 700 block of Edward K. Thomas Street in Ville Platte.

Durgin is now in the Evangeline Parish Jail in lieu of $350,000.00 bond.

Chief Lartigue reminds citizens to report suspicious or illegal activity by calling the Ville Platte Police Department at 363-1313. Your call will remain anonymous.