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Two arrested in connection with Abbeville drive-by shooting

Police led on pursuit through several parishes
Posted at 11:24 AM, Oct 15, 2020

Two suspects wanted in an Abbeville drive-by shooting were arrested following a police pursuit through several parishes.

Abbeville Police say that on October 14, 2020 at around 9:00 p.m. officers responded to a call on the 700 block of Graceland Avenue. Officers were advised by the caller that they heard 15-20 shots in the area.They also learned that a man was at an area hospital being treated for a gunshot wound.

Police say it was determined that the shots came from multiple subjects in a vehicle which had fled the city. Law enforcement agencies were notified to be on the lookout for the vehicle.

The vehicle was located on I10 around the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge and Louisiana State Police Troop A attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle allegedly refused to stop and led officers on a pursuit through West Baton Rouge Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, the city of Baton Rouge, Livingston Parish, and Tangipahoa Parish.

The driver of the vehicle lost control and crashed through a fence on I-12 and stopped on a service road near mile post 44. Two people were arrested and are being held at the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office on charges from the pursuit.

At the time of this press release, the following persons have been arrested:

19-year-old Jerry Louis Manuel III of Port Sulphur was arrested on charges with Attempted 1st Degree Murder (By Drive-By Shooting), Obstruction of Justice, Illegal Use of Weapons, Firearm-Free Zone

23-year-old Jakia Irene Horn of New Orleans was arrested on charges of Accessory after the Fact for Attempted 1st Degree Murder.

*Photos of the individuals involved were not immediately available at time of this publication.

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