UPDATE, 9/28, 2:30 p.m.: Authorities have identified the victim as Roderick Guidry, 22, of Abbeville. Abbeville Police said Guidry was identified as a person of interest based on evidence in the Za Za’s Hookah Lounge shooting on Feb. 22. Earlier, another suspect in the ZaZa’s shooting, Kalen Christopher Cormier, turned himself in at the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center after learning there was an arrest warrant issued for him, according to the Abbeville Police Department.
Sgt. Timothy Bourque with Abbeville Police says they were not even notified that Guidry was back in city limits until the shooting was reported. Abbeville Police says the shooting on Monday is possibly retaliation for another event.
ORIGINAL STORY: ABBEVILLE, La. (KLFY) – An Abbeville man is dead after a reported shooting in Abbeville Monday night.
According to Abbeville Police, multiple calls came in about shots being fired at Live Oak Manor Apartment Complex on Monday night. They received reports from someone named “Jamal” saying that someone with a gunshot wound was in the field east of the apartments. Officers followed a blood trail that went into the pasture on the south side and located the victim.
Roderick Guidry, 22 of Abbeville was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy was performed on Wednesday and the body will soon be released to the family.
The following night, on Tuesday, officers responded to a home with several people inside that were shot multiple times. One person was injured and transported to a local hospital. It is not known if these two shootings are related.
No other details are available at this time. More information will be provided as it becomes available.