Man Arrested in Shooting Death of 17- Year Old

Officers and crews from Acadian Ambulance found an unresponsive male in the truck.

Posted: May 16, 2021 10:19 AM
Updated: May 24, 2021 2:50 PM

UPDATE: According to Chief Carroll Stelly,   41 year old Scott Cooper of Church Point was arrested for the early morning murder of a 17-year-old male on May 16, 2021, in Rayne.

The Rayne Police Department has received assistance during the investigation from the Duson Police Department, Louisiana State Police, APSO, Lafayette Sherriff’s Department, Lafayette Police Department, St Landry Sheriffs Department, and the Houston Police Department.

Since the investigation is still ongoing, no further details will be released at this time.


RAYNE, La. (KADN) - A 17-year-old is dead following a shooting in Rayne early Sunday morning.

According to Rayne police Chief Carroll Stelly, officers were called to a parking lot in the 100 block of North Polk Street at 1:08 a.m.

Officers and crews from Acadian Ambulance found an unresponsive male in the truck.

Acadia Parish Coroners Office was called. They pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish identified the teen as Garrison Gautreaux, a student at the school.

No details were released regarding possible suspects. The investigation is ongoing.

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