Morgan City authorities looking for 'person of interest' in murder investigation

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 11:17am

The Morgan City Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in locating a person of interest in a shooting which occurred at approximately 11:04 p.m. on Monday, May 20.

Officials responded to a complaint of shots fired at the corner of Garber Street and Federal Avenue in Morgan City and arrived to discover a male subject with a gunshot wound to the head.

First responders attempted to render aid to the victim who was transported to Teche Regional Hospital. The victim, Mikke Jay Dauntain, of Morgan City, was pronounced dead a short time later.

During the initial stages of the investigation, a subject, Justin Edward Patterson, 24, was developed as a "Person of Interest" and is sought by the Morgan City Police Department for questioning in the incident.

Should a member of the public encounter Justin Edward Patterson, please contact your local law enforcement agency immediately or contact the Morgan City Police Department at (985) 380-4605 or call 911. DO NOT APPROACH. Additionally, if any one witnessed or has any information regarding the shooting, please contact the Morgan City Police Department.

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