33-year-old Eric Jones of Opelousas has been arrested for allegedly shooting at someone who was trying to recover some alleged stolen property from a home in that city.

Opelousas Police say the incident happened in the 600 block of Shute Street around midday Monday. A witness told officers that the victim went to the house looking for the items. Then, Jones allegedly used his handgun to shoot at him several times, hitting the victim's vehicle at least once, shattering a window before the victim got away, and called police from a different location.

Eric Jones, mugshot from Opelousas Police
Eric Jones, mugshot from Opelousas Police

Turns out, not only is Jones being charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder in the incident, but he is a convicted felon who is not allowed to possess a firearm. Jones now sits in the St. Landry Parish Jail on those two charges, as well as Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property.

Baton Rouge Husband Arrested in Shooting Following Nightclub Fight in Opelousas

27-year-old Henry Lee Myers, Jr., of Baton Rouge is behind bars after a fight involving his wife began at a nightclub in Opelousas and ended with another person getting shot.

Authorities say the victim had intervened in that fight and also another fight between the same females at the scene of the shooting. Myers allegedly got into a fight with the victim - apparently because the victim kept getting involved with the fights - and allegedly shot that person multiple times.



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