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Police investigate New Year's Eve homicide in Washington

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Posted at 6:46 PM, Jan 01, 2022

WASHINGTON — On New Year's Eve, deputies with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office learned that a man was shot in the 300 block of East Saint Mitchell Street.

The victim was identified as Keith Adam Joseph, 38, of Washington.

A St. Landry Parish Sheriff's spokesperson says their investigation revealed the victim was involved in an argument with another man that resulted in that man allegedly shooting the victim once in the chest.

The victim died as a result of an apparent single gunshot round to the chest, police say.

The man then fled the scene prior to deputy’s arrival.

Several witnesses were located at the scene and provided information on the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The investigation is still on-going, police say, and no other details are available.

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