UPDATE 3/16/2021 2:51pm- Jasten Thomas, 18, turned himself in to Eunice police on Tuesday, March 16 at 2:00 PM. Thomas was wanted on an arrest warrant for his involvement in the March 7 shooting that occurred on N. Seventh Street between W. Peach and Reed Avenues. Thomas, of N. Seventh Street, Eunice, is charged with 4 counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder. The identity of at least one other shooter and another party are still being sought.
Anyone with information about this crime or the identities of the other parties is encouraged to call Eunice Police at (337) 457-2626 or make a report to the St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers.
Update: Eunice, LA. – According to Chief of Police, Randy Fontenot, officers with the Eunice Police Department are attempting to locate Jasten Thomas, age 19 of the 200 block of N. Seventh Street, Eunice, LA. He is wanted for 4 counts of attempted second degree murder for a shooting that occurred in the 300 block of N. Seventh Street Sunday evening at about 6:45 PM.
Officers responded to the 300 block of North Seventh Street at about 6:45 PM Sunday evening for a complaint of shots being fired. Upon arrival, officers discovered blood , gasoline and shell casings in the street.
In the course of the investigation, officers determined that Jasten Thomas, along with another yet unidentified suspect, fired multiple shots towards a vehicle that the victim was standing next to. The vehicle was occupied by three others. The victim, Jeno Holcomb, Jr., age 19 of the 100 block of Chataignier Street, Eunice, was shot three (3) times and the vehicle was hit at least one time, rupturing the fuel tank.
Eunice Police are asking anyone with knowledge of the location of Jasten Thomas or any information about the second shooter, to please contact the Eunice Police Department at (337) 457-2626 or St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers at 337-948-TIPS or the mobile app P3TIPS.COM.
One person was injured in a shooting that took place on Sunday March 7, 2021. The shooting happened on N. Seventh street near Reed Street according to police. The injuries to the victim are believed to be non-life threatening.
Chief Randy Fontenot tells News15, investigators have identified a suspect but the investigation continues and no arrests have been made. We will provide more information once it becomes available.