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Police investigating fatal shooting in Maurice

First deadly shooting in decades, chief says
Posted at 1:21 PM, Nov 19, 2021

VERMILION PARISH, La. – Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Maurice.

Maurice Police Department responded to the shooting on Chargois Rd. around 12:30 pm on Friday.

Chief Guy Nerrer says he received a phone call from Robert St. Julien, the alleged shooter, who said there had been a disturbance on Chargois Street. When the ambulance arrived on the scene, the victim had no vital signs.

Police tell KATC the victim and the alleged shooter were third cousins. A person of interest has been brought in for questioning.

The chief says this is unusual for the Village of Maurice, where a deadly shooting hasn't happened in decades.

"We have a great community here, this is probably an isolated incident. We're going to do our best to keep this town safe," Nerrer said. "I just spoke with the previous chief, he was here for 30 years. His recollection is the same thing as mine. This is probably the first homicide since the fifties, when we had that bank robbery."

Police say they're expecting to make an arrest Friday.

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