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Two Arrested on Charges of Attempted First Degree Murder Following Drive-By Shooting in Abbeville

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Officers responded to a “Shots Fired” call on the 700 block of Graceland Avenue.

Posted: Oct 15, 2020 11:16 AM
Updated: Oct 15, 2020 11:19 AM

On October 14, 2020 at approximately 9:00 p.m. officers responded to a “Shots Fired” call on the 700 block of Graceland Avenue. Officers were advised by the caller that they heard 15-20 shots in the area. Officers also received a call that a male subject was at an area hospital being treated for a gunshot wound.

An investigation was started, and it was determined that the shots came from multiple subjects in a vehicle. Through a subsequent investigation, officers were able to determine the vehicle had fled the city. Law enforcement agencies were notified to be on the lookout for the vehicle.

The vehicle was located on I10 around the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. Louisiana State Police Troop A troopers located the vehicle and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle refused to stop and led officers on a pursuit through West Baton Rouge Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, the city of Baton Rouge, Livingston Parish, and Tangipahoa Parish. The driver of the vehicle lost control and crashed through a fence on I12 and stopped on a service road near mile post 44. Units from various agencies established a perimeter, and two subjects were arrested. Both subjects are being held at the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office on charges from the pursuit. The Abbeville Police Department has obtained warrants and have put a “hold” on both subjects.

At the time of this press release, the following persons have been arrested:

Jerry Louis Manuel III
Port Sulphur, LA 76083
DOB 5/11/01

Charged With – Attempted 1st Degree Murder (By Drive-By Shooting)
Obstruction of Justice
Illegal Use of Weapons
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Jakia Irene Horn
New Orleans, LA 70126
DOB 3727/97
Charged With – Accessory after the Fact for Attempted 1st Degree Murder

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