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School board member raises questions about son's murder

Posted: 11:27 PM, Aug 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-19 00:37:38-04
Garron Lewis

NEW IBERIA — The family of 17-year-old Garron Lewis is grieving after the teenager was shot inside his car in New Iberia Friday night.

Garron was found dead at the intersection of Audry and Renee streets.

His father, Iberia Parish School Board member Raymond "Shoe-Do" Lewis, says their family is in a state of shock.

The 17-year-old just started his senior year at New Iberia Senior High School. He was going to play quarter back. Shoe-Do says Garron planned on continuing his education after high school with hopes to become a nurse practitioner.

Garron Lewis
Garron Lewis

"He was 'nooky' to me. He was 'bubby' to his mother," said Shoe-Do.

Garron's father described his son as a "mama's boy" who was very close with his five siblings.

Shoe-Do says when his son left the house on Friday, he and his wife never imagined that Garron wouldn't return.

"I don't know what hater or what haters would do such a traumatic thing to somebody that didn't want trouble," said Shoe-Do.

Garron's family believes he was targeted and those responsible for the crime knew him.

"This seems to me like this was a setup because Rene street... he wouldn't be on Rene Street," explained Shoe-Do.

Now, the school board member is worried about retaliation over his son's murder.

"The persons or person that perpetrated this murder, turn yourself in," asserted Shoe-Do. "You're safer in the hands of the law enforcement than out on the street."

So far, there have been no arrests in the case; however, the family is confident that investigators will get some answers.

If you have any information about the shooting, call the New Iberia Police Department at (337) 369-2306.