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Abbeville PD responds to shots fired on Greene Street


ABBEVILLE, La. (KLFY)- A woman who’s had her second encounter with gun violence this week in Abbeville says she’s not afraid, but the violence needs to stop.

Officers are investigating shots fired outside homes Tuesday at the corner of Greene and IJ Joiner streets.

We spoke to Denise Boudreaux whose is a resident in the area. Just Monday she spoke about her 29-year-old son who was found shot to death in his car Sunday night.

She told his killer that justice was heading his way, and now gunfire made its way outside her home.

“You’re the one that’s scared, we’re not,” Boudreaux said alluding to the shooter.

She was fearless after saying she heard 25 gunshots outside her home Tuesday afternoon.

“Bunch of shots rang out,” Boudreaux remembered. “We were just kind of just getting out the way.”

While she survived her gunfire encounter Tuesday, Sunday night her son did not. James Jerome Darby was shot dead in his own car. Boudreaux thinks it’s possible these shots were retaliation for her message Monday.

It is not a stretch considering one thing she said was “The doggone, no-good trifling outcast that took his life, they’re going to suffer.”

When asked if retaliation might have been the cause Boudreaux said, “Retaliation is a possibility on any scales because a coward will try to crawl out of a hole.”

Boudreaux said she knows whoever is behind the bullets will come to justice, “They need to stop the violence. They need to stop the mess because you’re not getting ahead. You’re just digging a deeper hole for yourself.”

What she sees as bravery is those who won’t be intimidated to inform police what they see, so deaths or wreckless shooting will end.

“We need to come together as a people. We need to stop the violence, Boudreaux urged, “And people who don’t want to talk, you need to open your mouth. If not, put super glue on it and keep it shut.”

Thankfully, no one was injured by the gunfire in Abbeville Monday, but Boudreaux’s message remains that if you have information, speak up because it could be your family next.

ORIGINAL STORY: ABBEVILLE, La. (KLFY)- Officers are investigating possible shots fired at the corner of Greene and I J Joiner streets.

Several shell casings can be seen scattered on the street in a location not far from where a 29-year-old man was found shot to death Sunday night.

The victim’s mother said she heard at least 25 shots were fired Tuesday outside of her home. No injuries have been reported, police said.

This is a developing story. We will provide new information as it becomes available.

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