Sheriff Craig Webre reported the victim in Saturday morning’s shooting incident in Raceland has been pronounced dead. Rashyad King (age 21) of Thibodaux has died after suffering a gunshot wound to the head in the incident.
As previously released, deputies responded to a call of shots fired in the 100 block of Brocato Lane at around 3:25 a.m. on Saturday, December 24. A few minutes later, deputies received another call of a shooting victim at Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital in Raceland. Detectives responded to the hospital and learned 21-year-old Rashyad King had suffered a gunshot wound to the head. Due to the severity of his injuries, the King was transported to University Hospital in New Orleans where he was later pronounced dead. Through investigation, they learned King was sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle with two other friends when he was shot in the back of the head. Detectives also discovered a bullet hole in the rear passenger side door of the vehicle. At this time, there is no description of any suspects.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.