Sheriff Craig Webre announced three suspects arrested for Tuesday night’s shooting in Larose have been identified as Ramon Paul (age 22), Austin Jackson (age 19), and Mactori Doucet (age 21), all of New Iberia.
At 7:57 p.m., the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call that a male victim was shot in the 11300 block of LA Highway 1 in Larose. After obtaining a description of the suspects’ vehicle, deputies observed the vehicle traveling north along LA Highway 308 in the Lockport area and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The driver, later identified as Jackson, refused to stop and continued traveling north, eventually crossing over to LA Highway 1 in Raceland. Jackson continued west onto U.S. Highway 90 and was traveling at a high rate of speed attempting to elude deputies. From there, he turned north onto LA Highway 316 and eventually stopped the vehicle in the area of Mathilde Lane in Gray. Jackson, Doucet and Paul exited the vehicle and began to flee on foot, but all three they were apprehended soon thereafter. Doucet was found to be in possession of a handgun when deputies took him into custody. They were all initially transported to the Criminal Operations Center in Lockport for questioning and later transferred to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux.
Through investigation, detectives identified Paul as the shooter in the incident, and detectives believe the shooting may have been drug-related. Deputies learned the firearm used in the shooting was thrown from the suspects’ vehicle while traveling on LA Highway 308 in Lockport, and the gun was recovered.
Paul was charged with Aggravated Second Degree Battery, Carrying of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Obstruction of Justice, and Flight from an Officer. Doucet was charged with Accessory after the Fact to Aggravated Second Degree Battery, Illegal Carrying of a Weapon, and Flight from an Officer. Bonds on Paul and Doucet have not yet been set. Jackson was charged with Aggravated Resisting by Flight and Accessory after the Fact to Aggravated Second Degree Battery, and his bond is set at $30,000.
The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the groin area but is expected to recover. He was initially transported to Ochsner St. Anne Hospital in Raceland and then airlifted to University Medical Center in New Orleans for treatment.
Detectives indicate the investigation into this incident is continuing.
Several agencies assisted in the pursuit and the subsequent apprehension of the suspects including the Lockport Police Department, Thibodaux Police Department, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Louisiana State Police Troop C.