Suspect and Victim Identified in Fatal Shooting at Anytime Fitness in Opelousas, Louisiana (UPDATED)
UPDATE: Two 34-year-old men from Opelousas have been identified from Tuesday morning's shooting at an Opelousas gym - Harrison Bordenaye as the victim and Jason Laday as the suspect.
Investigators say the two men have been in multiple disagreements over the past several weeks, leading to the shooting. Opelousas Police say at least one of the incidents happened at Anytime Fitness, which is where OPD confirms the fatal shooting happened. Detectives say they will continue to "review the circumstances surrounding the previous incidents involving the two parties."
Laday will be booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail on charges of Second Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
Opelousas Police ask anyone with any information related to this shooting to contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500, firstname.lastname@example.org, or through Crime Stoppers (337-948-TIPS, www.stlandrycrimestoppers.com or by using the P3 mobile App.) Tipsters can remain anonymous. Tipsters can receive up to a $1000.00 cash reward.
Opelousas Police say the shooting happened around 8:00 a.m. when the argument was taken outside where one of the men was shot and killed by a single gunshot. Despite life saving measures that were performed by others at the gym and by first responders, the man's life was unable to be saved.
The incident happened in the 1500 block of South Union Street. The gym in that block is Anytime Fitness, which is near Donald Gardner Stadium. Opelousas PD have not officially said that Anytime Fitness is the site of the crime scene but people in the area have pointed it out.
Opelousas Police say they have taken the shooter into custody and officers are currently interviewing him.