Three people were shot, and one died, in a shooting on North Landry Drive in New Iberia Friday night.
The Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office has identified the fatality as Eric Walker, 21, of Houston.
The two men wounded in the incident are out on bail, awaiting trial on other charges, police confirm.
Aaron Carter is out on several bonds. In 2016, he was indicted along with several other men, accused of being a member of the Gremlins Gang. He was charged with racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering and criminal street gang violence.
In May 2019, he was booked with second-degree murder in connection with the May 11, 2018 slaying of an Abbeville juvenile, identified to KATC by his family as Chazton Guidry, 16. He’s also been booked with second-degree murder in connection with the 2015 slaying of Christopher Trent, 32, of Jennings, who was shot in Rayne.
The second wounded man, Journal Kelly, was arrested by Abbeville Police in July and booked with Aggravated Flight from an Officer; Possession of a Stolen Firearm; Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a C.D.S.; Possession of Schedule II Drugs; Possession with the Intent to Distribute Cocaine; Resisting an Officer; Theft of a Motor Vehicle; Simple Burglary; Negligent Injury; Monetary Instrument Abuse (122 Counts). To read about that, click here.
New Iberia Police confirm that all three men were wounded when someone opened fire on a building they were in Friday night.
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information on the shooting should call Iberia Crime Stoppers at 364-TIPS.
Here are more details from New Iberia Police on the two wounded men:
Carter was initially arrested at the time of the Trent slaying, posted bond and was released. He was booked on the Guidry slaying, then was released last month after Judge Ed Broussard reduced his $500,000 bond to $25,000. He was then booked into the Acadia Parish Jail again in the Trent slaying.
That bond was $750,000 at the time of his booking, but a few days later Judge Kristian Earles reduced the bond to $100,000. Carter again posted bond and was released.
In April, Kelly was arrested after officers gunshots. Kelly was arrested on multiple drug and weapons charges in that incident as well.