Opelousas police arrest six people in the wake of a recent deadly shooting

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Family of deceased looking for revenge, and putting it on social media

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 4:03pm

Eric Harrison was killed about a week and a half ago.  Joshua Goodley was arrested, but over the last few days some of Harrison's family members have threatened to retaliate.  Detectives scanned social media and interviewed forty-five people before making those six arrests.  Police Chief Perry Gallow understands why they are angry, but says he won't tolerate retaliation.

"Even the criminal is entitled to due process we live by that system, and that system is in place to make sure those individuals are punished and judged by their peers not by individuals where emotions run high and could create problems not only for themselves but for innocent people," says Chief Perry Gallow, Opelousas Police Department.

In addition to the arrests officers confiscated three handguns, including one semi-automatic that was loaded with thirty rounds.


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