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18-year-old arrested in second shooting incident on Fontenot Road near Opelousas

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Posted at 4:51 PM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 17:59:43-04

An 18-year-old Zachary man has been arrested in connection with a shooting on Fontenot Road near Opelousas.

According to Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, On June 11, 2020, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office investigated two shootings on the 500 and 400 blocks of Fontenot Road near Opelousas.

Last week, detectives arrested a 16-year-old juvenile in connection with the shooting on the 500 block of Fontenot Road. The teen was charged with 3 counts of attempted 2nd degree murder. Read more here.

According to the report an additional shooting happened on Fontenot Road in the 400 block. In that shooting the victim stated she and her husband were in their bedroom when they heard multiple gunshots then glass fell on her. The victims exited their bedroom and then phoned law enforcement.

During the investigation, deputies say it was learned that a dark-colored Ford F-150 was caught on a home surveillance system passing in front of the home. The video also showed that multiple shots were fired towards the home. Detectives did locate one bullet hole that struck the home.

Detectives say they were able to identify Allen Popillion as the shooter through multiple witnesses. Popillion was located and allegedly admitted to shooting towards the home but stated he fired into a field and that he only wanted to scare a person that he had an argument with. He was arrested for 4 counts of attempted 2nd-degree murder. His bond is set at $300,000.

At the time of the shooting were four people were inside the home. No one was injured.

Detectives say that both shootings on Fontenot Road were a result of arguments between the two shooters.

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