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UPDATE: Eunice Police investigating Sunday violence

Eunice Police
Posted at 9:32 AM, Jan 10, 2022

Eunice Police are investigating two shootings that happened Sunday; they believe the incidents are related to a homicide that happened on Friday.

A 20-year-old man is in the hospital after being shot at about 5 a.m. Sunday; police have arrested the girlfriend of a man shot to death on Friday and accused her of attempted first-degree murder in the shooting.

The first had police called to the 800 block of South Beulah Street at about 5 a.m. Moments later, gunfire was reported by officers who were working on Lewis Street.

Officers pursued a black Honda Civic from the second scene, until the vehicle drove off a dead end and into a bayou off La. 95 north, police say.

Three or four people in the vehicle fled the scene, but the driver was arrested. The vehicle had been reported stolen in Ville Platte, police say.

During the chase, several guns were thrown out of the vehicle, police say. Police found more guns in the vehicle, they say.

The person who was shot on Beulah Street is a 20-year-old man from Eunice; he's listed in stable condition at an area hospital. He lives on Corn Avenue, which is the same street where a Christmas shooting that left a Ville Platte man dead. Read about that here.

There were no injuries reported in the Lewis Street incident, police say.

Ray'zne Ivory, 19, of Eunice was the driver of the black Honda who was arrested. She was booked with attempted first-degree murder and possession of a stolen vehicle. More charges are pending, police say.

Police say Ivory is the girlfriend of and has a child for Tyvon Favors, the murder victim of Friday night’s shooting on E. Laurel Ave.

These shootings appear to be retaliation shootings and are related to other shootings that have been happening in the city, police say. Police have been receiving numerous tips through Crime Stoppers and telephone calls. Police are still in need of more information from witnesses and about any evidence that would be beneficial in the investigations.

The Eunice Police Department thanks the Louisiana State Police, Eunice City Marshal’s Office, St. Landry and Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Offices for their quick responses and assistance with the investigations.

If you have any information, please call 337-948-TIPS (8477) or report using the P3 app. All callers will remain anonymous.