Officers of the Abbeville Police Department responded to a “Shots Fired” complaint on the 900 block of E. Lafayette Street on April 9, 2021 at approximately 9:30 a.m.
A male victim who suffered at least one apparent gunshot wound was found when officers arrived on scene. The victim, identified as 25-year-old James Joseph, Jr., of Abbeville, died as a result of the shooting.
During the investigation, detectives were able to secure an arrest warrant for Jordan Tyler Matthews of Abbeville for the charge of Principle to 2nd Degree Murder. Matthews was located by the Lafayette Police Department and was placed under arrest.Matthews was booked into the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office then transported to the Abbeville Police Department.
This investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.