UPDATE, 9:10 A.M.: The victim has been identified as Markalon Batiste, 19 of Breaux Bridge.
According to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office, deputies began searching the woods and the streets near the location of the homicide. Deputies located the 15-year-old male juvenile suspect in the 1100 block of Melvin Dupuis Road, and he was arrested and charged with second degree murder.
The investigation is ongoing.
ORIGINAL, 7:50 A.M.: ST. MARTIN PARISH, La. (KLFY) — Authorities in St. Martin Parish are on the scene of a reported fatal shooting.
Detectives were called to the 1000 block of Madeline Boulevard, near Cecilia High School, just after 9 p.m.
Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Major Ginny Higgins confirmed that there is a heavy police presence in the area of Madeline.
She did not give any further details.
Our sources tell us that a man was shot and killed.
There is no word on the names of anybody involved or the circumstances surrounding the incident.
KLFY has a crew enroute to the scene and will provide updates as they become available.