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Suspect wanted in New Iberia shooting, armed robbery incidents

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Posted at 9:05 AM, Apr 18, 2022

Police in New Iberia have identified the person wanted in connection with two armed robbery incidents over the weekend

25-year-old, Rickey Rashawn Thibodeaux Jr. has been developed as a suspect in the incident which happened in the April 16, 2022, incident in the 600 block of East Admiral Doyle Drive and the shooting on April 17, 2022, at the intersection of South Hopkins and Field Street

Thibodeaux is wanted for charges mentioned below:

  • Aggravated Burglary
  • Possession of a Firearm or Carrying Concealed Weapon by a Person Convicted of Certain Felonies
  • Attempted First Degree Murder
  • Armed Robbery
  • Possession of a Firearm or Carrying Concealed Weapon by a Person Convicted of Certain Felonies
  • Illegal Use of Weapons or Dangerous Instrumentalities

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Thibodeaux, you are urged to contact the New Iberia Police Department

Police say they responded at 9:30 pm on Saturday, April 16, to an attempted armed robbery in the 600 block of East Admiral Doyle Drive.

During the incident, police say the victim entered a store and upon returning to her vehicle was held at gunpoint.

Thibodeaux, according to police, was in the back seat of the victim's vehicle and pointed a weapon at the victim’s head before hitting her with it.

He fled the scene leaving the victim uninjured, police say.

In a second incident, police say they responded at 9:40 am on Sunday, April 17, to a shooting at the intersection of South Hopkins Street and Field Street.

Upon arrival, police found one man suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Police say the victim is in critical condition.

Investigators believe Thibodeaux is responsible for both incidents.

Anyone who can identify the suspect is asked to contact the New Iberia Police Department at 337-369-2306.

Anonymous tips can be made to Iberia Crime Stoppers at 337-364-TIPS.

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