Opelousas Poilce Department has arrested 23 year old Kiara Rideau of 210 Gordon St. Washington, La. in connection with the shooting of Michael Taylor which occurred last Saturday on Larcade Street.
It is believed that Rideau and Taylor got into an argument which led to a fight over a dice game. Rideau then produce a small caliber handgun chased Taylor and shot him. Rideau is charged with Attempted 2nd degree Murder, Felon In Poss. of a Firearm, Conspiracy to Gamble, and Illegal Congregation.
Taylor will also be charged in this incident as well as the possibility of others who participated in the dice game and failed to cooperate with police.
Officers were in the area of N. Railroad Ave. in Opelousas when they heard a single gunshot in the area of Larcade St.
Moments later Patrol officer Thad Leger located 20yr old Michael Taylor suffering from a gunshot wound to the buttocks. It was determined that the shooting occurred on Larcade street near Hattisburg st. It appears that Taylor knows the shooter but is not being very cooperative with investigators.
Taylor was transported by ambulance to Lafayette Gen Hosp where he is listed in stable condition.
Anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to call 948-2500.