A grand jury has indicted an Opelousas man in connection with a fatal shooting on Cherokee Street in Opelousas.
An indictment was handed down on Thursday September 24, 2019 on second-degree murder for 30-year-old John Deandre Leblanc who was arrested in that shooting in June. Police say Leblanc shot at several people on Wednesday June 12, 2019, outside a home on Cherokee Street after an earlier argument at a nearby motel.
Days after that shooting on June 19, the victim identified as David Scott Thomas died and charges were upgraded to second-degree-murder.
According to the St. Landry District Attorney's Office, A second degree murder conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.