The Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office’s Public Information Officer, Eddie Langlinais, releasing more information on the homicide investigation we told you about yesterday. The victim is identified as Jaylan Ben (B/M, DOB: 12/18/2002). According to investigators Ben was thrown out of a vehicle off of Queens Ranch Road south of Abbeville.
Upon arrival, Deputies discovered the Ben at this location suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his body. He succumbed to his injuries while being transported to a local hospital.
That same morning, Deputies located and recovered the suspect vehicle near the intersection of 9th Street and South State Street in Abbeville.
Through further investigation, the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigation Division obtained information and established a juvenile as a person of interest. The juvenile was taken into custody last night without incident on an arrest warrant for Second Degree Murder.
This incident is still an active homicide investigation. Updates may follow as information becomes available.
On behalf of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Mike Couvillon would like to thank the Abbeville Police Department for their assistance, cooperation, and support in this investigation.
Abbeville - According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office’s Public Information Officer Eddie Langlinais, during the morning hours of Monday, June 28, 2021, Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a person thrown out of a vehicle in a rural area south of Abbeville.
Upon arrival, Deputies discovered the victim at this location had received multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was being transported to the hospital when the victim succumbed to his injuries prior to arrival.
This incident is an active homicide investigation, and specifics are currently limited. More details will follow as information becomes available.