Man dies following Sunset shooting; suspect arrested

Posted at 2:39 PM, Aug 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-08 10:59:28-04

St. Landry Parish, La. – One person is dead, and a person of interest is in custody following a shooting Friday night in Sunset.

A spokesperson for the Sunset Police Department said officers responded to a call of someone being shot on East Martin Luther King Drive.

Jeremy Chaisson, 21, was found near his home with a gunshot wound to his chest.

Chaisson was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

Following an investigation, 17-year-old Jakyri Mykel Paddio was arrested and booked with first-degree murder, illegal carrying of a firearm, illegal possession of a stolen firearm and armed robbery.