ABBEVILLE, La. - Officers of the Abbeville Police Department responded to the area of Graceland Avenue and Hawthorne Street in reference to shots being fired in the area on February 7, 2018 at approximately 12:05 a.m. The initial investigation determined that a male victim identified as Marlon Brown of Abbeville had been shot and killed near his residence on Hawthorne Street. The detective division of the Abbeville Police Department began the investigation, but unfortunately, was unable to secure adequate evidence in order to make an arrest in the case. Over time, the case failed to continue to produce new leads, and the case became a cold case.
Investigators were able to recently learn new evidence in the case, which led detectives to be able to secure arrest warrants against several subjects involved in this homicide. Detectives were able to make arrests on the following subjects involved in this case:
· Cody Guidry – 2nd Degree Murder
· Travis Cooper – Obstruction of Justice
Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
· Nikki Hebert – Obstruction of Justice
· Tanesha Hills – Obstruction of Justice
No details of the case are being released to the public at this time. More arrests are possible regarding this homicide.
The Abbeville Police Department is asking that anyone who have any information regarding this case, or any other crime, to please contact the Abbeville Police Department by calling 893-2511. You may contact our “Tips” line at 892-6777. All callers may remain anonymous. Citizens may also send anonymous tips through the Tip411 system at the department’s Facebook page @ www.facebook.com/AbbevillePolice Department/, the official web page at www.abbevillepd.com by clicking on the “Submit a Tip” link provided or through the official Abbeville Police Department app, which can be downloaded through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.