UPDATE, 10:35 a.m.: The victim has been identified as James Jerome Darby, 29, of Abbeville. Abbeville Police Public Information Officer Lt. Jonathan Touchet said in a press release that Darby was found inside of a vehicle shortly after 10:25 p.m. on Sunday, May 3. Darby was pronounced dead at the scene by the Vermilion Parish Coroner.
No other aspect of this investigation is being released at this time. Anyone with any information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Abbeville Police Department at (337) 893-2511 or via the tips line at (337) 892-6777. All callers may remain anonymous.
Citizens may also send anonymous tips through the Tip411 system at the department’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AbbevillePolice Department/, the official web page at www.abbevillepd.com by clicking on the “Submit a Tip” link provided or through the official Abbeville Police Department app, which can be downloaded through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
ORIGINAL POST: Abbeville police are investigating a homicide.
Sources tell KLFY News, the homicide happen in the 400 block of Dutel Street late Sunday night. Sources say the victim was shot in the head.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is released.