UPDATE: Abbeville man charged with first-degree murder in April 9 homicide

Vermilion Parish

UPDATE, 4/22/21: An Abbeville man has been charged with first-degree murder in the April 9 shooting death of James Joseph, Jr., 25, according to Abbeville Police.

Jacolby Nunez, 32, of Abbeville, was arrested on Tuesday, April 20 for an unrelated home invasion and simple burglary warrant. On Wednesday, detectives served Nunez with a warrant in the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center with the murder charge.

The investigation is still ongoing with more arrests possible, according to Lt. Jonathan Touchet.

Jordan Tyler Matthews
Jordan Tyler Matthews

ORIGINAL POST: ABBEVILLE, La. (KLFY) — An Abbeville man is behind bars on a charge of principal to second-degree murder after a shooting homicide April 9 in the 900 block of E. Lafayette St.

According to Abbeville Police Lt. Jonathan Touchet, Jordan Tyler Matthews, 30, of Abbeville, was located by Lafayette Parish sheriff’s deputies and arrested on an outstanding warrant. Matthews was booked into the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office then transported to the Abbeville Police Department.

On April 9 at around 9:30 a.m., Abbeville officers responded to a shots-fired call and found James Joseph, Jr., 25, suffering from at least one apparent gunshot wound. He lated died from his injuries.

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.

The Abbeville Police Department is asking that anyone who has information regarding this case to call (337) 893-2511. You may contact the “Tips” line at (337) 892-6777.  All callers may remain anonymous. 

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