Four Arrested Following Two Opelousas Shootings Monday
Opelousas Shooting Suspects Photo Courtesy of KATC
A series of two shootings in Opelousas Monday led to police arresting four suspects and searching for a fifth.
According to news partner KATC, reported Opelousas police arrested Antonio Malveaux, D'Angilo Rubin, John Tyler and Kelly Guidry after police found them speeding away from the scene of the second shooting. The fifth suspect, Marcus Chenier, escaped police by fleeing the scene on foot
Opelousas Police responded to a call near Paris Street at about 12:30 a.m. Monday. Though they found handgun shell casings in the area, they found no bullets, bullet holes or evidence of who fired the shots.
Then, at about 11:30 Monday evening, police received another call reporting a shooting in the same area.They stopped a vehicle speeding away from the area that was carrying the four suspects. Upon investigating the scene, police found a home at 726 Paris Street having multiple bullet holes. There were eight people inside, but no one was injured
Investigators determined the shootings may have been committed in retaliation to an unreported altercation over the weekend between groups of individuals in North Opelousas.
Police spokesperson Corey Leger told KATC, 17-year-old Marcus Chenier, 5-foot-eight, 130 lbs., lives at 630 Planters Street in Opelousas.
Anyone with information on his location is asked to contact the Opelousas Police Department at (337) 948-2500.