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Man wanted for attempted murder after shooting stemming from argument on social media

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Posted at 4:58 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 17:58:58-05

Help from the public is needed in locating an attempted murder suspect.

On August 24, 2020, detectives were dispatched to the 100 block of Orchid Drive in the Opelousas area in reference to a shooting, according to Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz. The victim was transported to a local hospital suffering from multiple BB shots from a shotgun.”

Investigators say the victim shared a social media post in support of a law enforcement agency after an officer involved shooting. Daveon Finley, 25, and the victim argued on social media, exchanging heated comments due to the difference of opinion regarding the shooting. Finley began to threaten the victim, stating that he was going to the victim’s residence to fight him, according to a spokesperson for the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office.

According to video camera footage from the victim’s residence, Daveon Finley and an unknown person drove to the victim’s neighborhood and stopped in front of one of the neighboring residences. Daveon Finley exited the vehicle from the passenger side, walked onto the victim’s driveway and called the victim outside to meet with him. The driver of the vehicle exited the vehicle and stood in a neighbor's yard. When the victim exited his residence, the unknown person fired the shotgun, striking the victim.

The victim ran inside of his residence. Daveon Finley and the unknown person returned to the vehicle and drove away.

Several attempts have been made to locate Daveon Finley but were unsuccessful. The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office and St. Landry Crime Stoppers are featuring Daveon Finley on their Facebook Fugitive Friday program in an attempt to locate him.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of this wanted person, they can contact the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office at 337-948-6516.

A person can also contact Crime Stoppers at 337-948-TIPS (8477) or download the P3 app to submit the information. All calls and tips are anonymous and you can receive up to a $1,000 reward if your anonymous information leads to Daveon Finley’s arrest.

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