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UPDATE: One booked with murder in fatal Opelousas shooting

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Posted at 8:30 PM, Oct 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-24 23:20:43-04

UPDATE: Opelousas Police have released the identity of the man accused in this evening's fatal shooting.

Officers have booked Antoine Denton, 43, was booked with second-degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of drugs, police say.

One person died in the shooting, which happened at the Townhouse Motel at about 7:45 p.m., police say.

When officers arrived at the West Landry Street establishment, they found a victim with a gunshot wound; he died from his injuries, police say.

This is a developing story; as soon as more information is available we will update our story.