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Search is on for Suspect in 8-year-Old's Gunfire Death

Louisiana authorities are seeking information throughout the Southeast as they try to find the suspect in the shooting death of an 8-year-old girl.

Posted: Mar 26, 2021 9:34 AM
Updated: Mar 26, 2021 4:45 PM

UPDATE 3/26/2021 4:09PM- HOUMA, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities are seeking information throughout the Southeast as they try to find the suspect in the shooting death of an 8-year-old girl. The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office said Friday that 23-year-old Davonta Verret is wanted on a first-degree murder warrant in the death of Treyce Bryant. The girl was struck by gunfire Monday as she rode in a car in Houma. Police there say they believe Verret fired at the car because he was having a feud with a man who was in the vehicle with the child. The Sheriff's Office says Verret has ties to Houston and Atlanta and points in between.


HOUMA, La. (AP) — An 8-year-old girl in southeastern Louisiana is dead after someone opened fire on the car she was in. The police chief in Houma said in a statement posted on the department’s Facebook page that the shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday. Police Chief Dana Tymone Coleman says witnesses told police that a light-colored sedan was following a dark colored compact car that the girl was in and someone in the sedan was shooting at the other car. A man and a woman in the compact car then drove to the hospital with the child who was pronounced dead.

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