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Police in Ville Platte made two more arrests in the shooting death of a local store owner.

Thursday police arrested 21 year old Denzel Frank, 40 year old Jeannie Fontenot was also arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

This is in connection with the armed robbery killing of nail salon owner Tue Do last Friday.

Officials believe Frank drove the getaway car that was used in the robbery.  Police say Fontenot visited the salon earlier in the day to gather information on the salon.

Ville Platte Shooting Update

We have new information in the case of a fatal shooting in Ville Platte.  Police believe they may have the suspect in custody. Click the video player for a field repot from Eyewitness News Reporter Julian Johnson. 




Fighting Ville Platte Crime

City officials in Ville Platte have announced a new team effort to combat crime in the city.  The move was sparked by a recent fatal shooting, just one of a number of violent crimes.

Community members are paying their last respects to 41 year old Tue Do, owner of the Tat Nail Salon in Ville Platte.  Bloodied towels show where police say an armed robber shot do in front of his pregnant wife and son Friday night.

Now officials are bringing in the state police to not only find Do's killer but cut back on the city's crime rate.  With this crack down on crime in Ville Platte, officials say residents will see an increase of state police patrols in the area.  There will also be increased enforcement of the foot traffic curfew which was already established for the hours of 10PM to 5AM.

And city officials say state police will not only be helping out in this investigation but also any other crimes that come up, not that any of this will bring back the latest victim.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of the suspect in this case, police are urging you to call 363-1313.

Julian Johnson

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