The New Iberia Police Department is currently looking for a homicide suspect in connection to a car crash on Tuesday evening (2/28/23).

Officers with the Department's Uniformed Patrol Division responded to a crash around 9:30 pm on Tuesday at the intersection of Iberia Street and Ambassador W. Lemelle Drive.

New Iberia Police Department, Facebook Photo
New Iberia Police Department, Facebook Photo

Upon arrival, officers were informed that a male inside the vehicle had a single gunshot wound. The victim was taken to a local hospital but succumbed to his injuries.

There were four other individuals inside the vehicle as well, including a juvenile.

After an investigation by the NIPD, a suspect was named. That person is Jatavist Markal "Latay" Reedom. He is a black male, approximately 5'10" and 150 pounds.

New Iberia Police Department
New Iberia Police Department

Reedom is being charged with the following:

  • 1 Count of First-Degree Murder
  • 4 Counts of Attempted Second-Degree Murder
  • 1 Count of Illegal Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

The New Iberia Police Department is asking if anyone knows the whereabouts of Reedom to please contact them at 337-369-2306 or Iberia Crime Stoppers at 337-364-TIPS or the P3 App.

Tips and information can also be submitted via the City of New Iberia app.

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