The details continue to be investigated, but St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office says a Youngsville woman was found dead in a parking lot in Broussard, and the suspect was found dead in New Iberia from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Sheriff Becket Breaux announced via a press release that officials were called out to the Broussard location at about a quarter of 3 o'clock this morning.

Officials say they found the body of 40-year-old Misti Romero in the parking lot of a business in the 1100 block of the Evangeline Thruway in Broussard.

As deputies were working to collect information about the death of Romero, they were notified by deputies of the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office that the suspect in Romero's death had taken his own life.

Iberia investigators informed St. Martin Parish investigators that 54-year-old Andrew DeRouen was found dead after shooting himself.

There are multiple questions that need to be answered about this, but officials are working on their investigation at this time.

We will continue to ask these questions to find out all the details concerning both deaths.

List of Homicides and Deaths in Acadiana for 2022

There have been multiple homicides in Acadiana for 2022. The following is a list, by parish, of each of the homicides and deaths that have happened so far this year. It is astounding the number of deaths in our area this year. Multiple deaths due to shootings have happened this year along with several hit-and-run deaths.

Armed Robberies Across Acadiana in 2022

Of the crimes that have headlined 2022, armed robberies have been among the most prevalent.

Armed robberies - as they become more prevalent in a community - steal peace from the citizens who live there. These crimes may start out as a thief trying to steal from the victim but many times that thief turns into a murderer when that weapon is actually used.

Let's take a look at headline-catching cases involving armed robbery in 2022.


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