UPDATE: Victim identified as shooter’s niece in weekend Breaux Bridge shooting

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BREAUX BRIDGE, La. (KLFY) — The victim in a fatal weekend shooting in Breaux Bridge has been identified by the Breaux Bridge City Police as the niece of the suspect.

Jatona Gary, of Carencro, was 34 years old when she was shot and killed by her uncle after the two had an argument, according to Assistant Chief Terry Latiolais.

Original post, May 23, 2021: A 57-year-old man has been charged with murder after police say he killed a woman before dawn Saturday in the 700 block of Albert Street in Breaux Bridge.

It happened around 2:35 a.m.

Police said they found the woman dead from unspecified injuries.

57-year-old Warren Joseph Chavis Jr. was arrested on scene and charged with second degree murder, illegal carrying of a weapon and firearm free zone.

Chavis was booked and booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center and has a $550k bond.

No additional details were released.

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