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Arrest made in Acadia Parish homicide

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Posted at 10:05 PM, Apr 03, 2020

An arrest has been made in a fatal shooting Thursday in Iota.

Catherine Miller, 30, of Eunice, was discovered deceased Thursday at a residence in the 900 block of Ye Ole Country Road just west of Iota.

An investigation revealed that Miller went to the residence on Ye Ole Country Road for an exchange of custody. During the meeting, the father of Miller's child is accused of holding her against her will and fatally shooting her.

Austin Gatte, II, 40, of Iota, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Kidnapping and First Degree Murder.

Gatte has been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail on these charges.

The case remains open as the investigation continues.