JEANERETTE, LA (KADN) — UPDATE: Detectives have arrested Randall Girouard, 62, of Iberia Parish in connection with the shooting that occurred on Kilgore Road.
Girouard was charged with manslaughter and booked into the Iberia Parish Jail where he is currently being held.
The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the murder of a man that occurred Wednesday night just south of Jeanerette.
Sheriff Louis Ackal reports that at approximately 5:11 p.m. officers responded to a call about a man being shot in a wooded area near the 12000 block of Kilgore Road.
Once on the scene, deputies learned that the 56-year-old male victim suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
The victim showed no signs of life and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office.
Detectives believe that the victim and the suspect were involved in an argument prior to the shooting.
The suspect is in custody at this time. The investigation is ongoing.