Opelousas Police investigating early morning homicide; victim identified

Posted at 8:59 AM, Feb 28, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-28 19:07:10-05

Opelousas Police have arrested an Opelousas man in connection with the shooting death of another this morning at a health club.

Harrison Bordenave, 34, of Opelousas died in the shooting this morning, Opelousas Police say.

"We would ask that the public keep the family of Harrison in their prayers," a release from OPD states.

Officers say they will book another man, Jason Laday, 34, also of Opelousas, with second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with the slaying.

Police say the two men had been involved in multiple disagreements over the past several weeks that led to Tuesday's shooting. At least one of those incidents happened at the health club where today's incident occurred, police say.

Investigators will continue to review the circumstances surrounding the previous incidents involving the two parties.

Opelousas Police ask anyone with any information related to this shooting to contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500, or through Crime Stoppers (337-948-TIPS, [] or by using the P3 mobile App.) Tipsters can remain anonymous. Tipsters can receive up to a $1000.00 cash reward.

The shooting happened around 8 a.m. at the health club located in the 1500 block of South Union Street. Bordenave was shot once, and although gym members and first responders performed life-saving measures on the man those efforts were not successful, police say.