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Port Barre Woman Arrested For Attempted Murder

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a subject that had been shot in the arm near Highway 743 and 103 and was driving herself to a local hospital.

Posted: Jul 21, 2021 2:42 PM

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a subject that had been shot in the arm near Highway 743 and 103 and was driving herself to a local hospital on July 19, 2021, at approximately 11:42 PM,.

Deputies arrived at the hospital to interview the victim and learned the victim sustained a single gunshot to her shoulder. The victim stated that she arrived on Lula Lane in Washington to drive her son’s father to get gas for his vehicle when she was approached by Montreal Jolivette. Jolivette attempted to pull her out of her car and started beating her. The victim began fighting back then attempted to drive away and escape. As she was driving away, she observed Jolivette grab a gun from out of her car, and then began firing it at her vehicle while her 13-year-old son and mother were in the car. The victim stated that Jolivette was still firing shots at her vehicle as she was driving away. She then realized that she was struck by a bullet in her right shoulder.

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, detectives interviewed Jolivette who admitted that after she and the victim fought, she was mad because the victim hit her with the car. Jolivette stated she then went to her car, retrieved her gun, and fired shots at her vehicle. Jolivette stated she did mean to shoot neither the victim nor any of her family members. Jolivette was transported to the St. Landry Parish Jail where she was processed and booked on three counts of Attempted First Degree Murder.

On behalf of Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, this is Deputy Chief Eddie Thibodeaux. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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