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Abbeville Police arrest another in November 3 shooting

Posted at 4:55 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 17:59:06-05

Abbeville Police have arrested another man in connection with the November 3 shooting that left a 16-year-old boy dead.

Police already have arrested Ryheem Veney, 27, of Abbeville and booked him with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

They also obtained a warrant for his brother, Javontae Veney, 23, of Abbeville, on charges of First-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

Detectives got a tip that he was at a home in Jennings, and did surveillance on the home with the assistance of Jennings Police. A search warrant was obtained for the home, and officers arrested Veney there.

Javontae Veney was transported to the Jennings Police Department, then to the Abbeville Police Department, where he was booked on the two warrants. Javontae Veney was transported to the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center for holding.

The homicide investigation is ongoing. Chief Spearman would like to thank the Jennings Police Department for their assistance and cooperation in apprehending this homicide suspect.

Chief Spearman would also like to remind all of the citizens that we are there, 24 hours a day, to serve you. We encourage all of our citizens to stay vigilant and contact us if you need. In addition to dialing 911, you can contact us at 893-2511. You may contact our “Tips” line at 892-6777. All callers may remain anonymous. Citizens may also send anonymous tips through the Tip411 system at the department’s Facebook page @ Department/, the official web page @ by clicking on the “Submit a Tip” link provided or through the official Abbeville Police Department app, which can be downloaded through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store