UPDATE: Gueydan man charged with murder in shooting death of his father

Vermilion Parish

UPDATE, 2 p.m.: A Gueydan man has been arrested and charged in the shooting death of his father, according to Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s deputies.

Anthony Caro III, 29, of Gueydan, has been charged with second-degree murder, according to Public Information Officer Eddie Langlinais. More charges are pending.

Anthony Caro III was allegedly in an altercation with his father, Anthony Caro Jr. The incident ended with Anthony Caro Jr. suffering a fatal gunshot wound.

Langlinais said deputies responded to the shooting on Lakeside Drive between Gueydan and Lake Arthur. A deputy encountered Anthony Caro III’s vehicle on La. 717 parked on the roadway. After an altercation with law enforcement, Anthony Caro III crashed his vehicle and was taken into custody.

ORIGINAL POST: GUEYDAN, La. (KLFY) – The Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly shooting near Gueydan Wednesday.

Officials confirmed one person is dead.

Deputies have a suspect in custody, and another person of interest is being detained for questioning.

VPSO Public Information Officer, Eddie Langlinais says, this is an active investigation, and specifics are still limited.

The shooting happened on the outskirts of town. Locals say they are still shocked at the news. Brett Bass has been living in the town for over 20 years. He spends every morning outside of a local gas station with friends. He says the shooting was the topic of discussion.

“You don’t hear that around here,” said Bass. “You hear that at every place else but here.”

However, the shocking news doesn’t strike concerns.

“This is a quiet little town,” said Bass. “Everybody gets along with everybody. Everybody knows just about everybody here.”

We’ll continue to follow this developing story and update as more information becomes available.

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