KAPLAN, La. (KLFY) — Kaplan Police are investigating a shooting Monday that left one person dead, authorities said.

Police said detectives and officers with the assistance of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to report of a shooting that took place on the 500 block of East Sammy Kershaw Avenue on Monday. The victim, identified as Christopher Vadallier, was transported to the Kaplan Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Officers searched the area for the suspect who was found and identified by an eyewitness of the shooting, authorities said. The suspect, identified by police as LaQuiondra St. Julien, was arrested and transported to the Kaplan Police Department for booking.

According to Police Chief Joshua Hardy, this was the first fatal shooting in Kaplan since 2020.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.