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New Iberia Police respond to shooting on Walton St., arrest made

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Posted at 12:33 PM, Apr 23, 2023

UPDATE:

Officers with New Iberia Police Department have located and arrested a suspect in the shooting taking place in the 700 block of Walton St.

According to NIPD, the suspect is 26-year-old Taekwon Williams, who is now booked into the Iberia Parish Jail on the following charges:

  • Attempted Second Degree Murder
  • Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
  • Criminal Damage to Property
  • Possession of Schedule I CDS

In a statement released just before 8:30 p.m. Sunday, public information officer Capt. Leland Laseter confirmed police responded to the scene around 6:30 Sunday morning. Laseter said the victim was transported by private vehicle to a Lafayette hospital where he remains in critical, but stable, condition.
According to police, detectives began interviewing witnesses, collecting evidence, and reviewing video surveillance footage which is when Williams was developed and located as the suspect with help from Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call NIPD, make an anonymous tip to Iberia Parish Crime Stoppers at 364-TIPS, or submit
a tip by downloading the City of New Iberia app on a smart device.

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The New Iberia Police Department is currently on the scene of a shooting located in the 700 block of Walton Street.

No further information is available at this time according to NIPD's Sgt. Daesha Hughes.

The shooting is still being investigated.

KATC has a crew on the scene of the shooting. We spoke to family members of the victim. We were told that victim was shot multiple times and is in a local hospital.

We will bring you updates as they become available.

This is a developing story.