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Man arrested in Breaux Bridge fatal shooting formally charged

Posted at 11:19 AM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 12:19:44-05

Breaux Bridge Police say the man arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in the city has been formally charged.

31-year-old Nathan Simon was booked on charges of First Degree Murder, 2 counts Attempted First Degree Murder, Illegal Discharge of a Firearm and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

On November 9, 2020, The Breaux Bridge Police Department responded to a call-in reference to shots fired at a residence in the 600 block of Velma Circle.

Upon arrival it was discovered that three people who live inside the residence had been shot. One person identified as 53-year-old Roxanne Hawthorne was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two others, a man and a woman were transported to a local hospital listed in critical/stable condition. Simon was developed as a suspect following an investigation.

Simon turned himself in to local authorities where he was arrested on several outstanding warrants.

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