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Shooting Incident - Thursday, February 15, 2018

DATE:            THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS


PAINCOURTVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Chad Simoneaux, 36, of 151 Daggs Street, Belle Rose, LA, in connection with a late-night Wednesday shooting in Paincourtville, LA.

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Paincourtville area late Tuesday night in response to a complaint of a shooting incident.

Upon arrival, deputies and detectives determined that there was one black male that had suffered a gunshot wound to the head.  The subject was transported to a Baton Rouge hospital for treatment.

Detectives interviewed a number of witnesses and did determine that an argument between the victim and Simoneaux had occurred and was continuous throughout the day.

At some point, Simoneaux drove up in a pick-up truck and shot the victim.  At least one shot hit the victim in the head.

Based on witness interviews and other facts determined through investigation, a warrant was applied for and granted for the arrest of Chad Simoneaux. Simoneaux was arrested Thursday morning booked on the charge of:

*Attempted Second Degree Murder

Simoneaux is incarcerated in the Assumption Parish Detention Center pending a bond hearing.


For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Commander Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.


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