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Kaplan Police looking for suspect in fatal shooting

Posted at 5:26 PM, Dec 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-31 06:59:36-05

KAPLAN, La. — The Kaplan Police Department is asking for assistance from the public after a fatal shooting Tuesday in a McDonald's parking lot.

According to KPD, on Dec. 29, officers received a complaint of a stolen vehicle from a local gas station. Members of the vehicle owner's family located the stolen car in the McDonald's parking lot, where two of the individuals exited their own vehicle and approached the stolen car. One then opened fire on the stolen vehicle, hitting the person inside.

The driver of the stolen vehicle then left the parking lot and crashed in the parking lot of a nearby gas station. That driver was later pronounced dead at an area hospital from gunshot wounds.

Two suspects, the driver and a relative who exited the vehicle with the shooter, were arrested and booked on charges of Principal to 2nd Degree Murder. Detectives are actively looking for the third suspect, identified as Gary Lee Sellers Jr. Police describe Sellers as a white male with brown eyes, height at 5'11", and weighing around 167 pounds.

Police say Sellers should be considered armed and dangerous.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Sellers please contact the Kaplan Police Department 337-643-8602.

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