ST. LANDRY - According to arrest reports, 25 year old Daveon Josiah Finley of Lafayette has been arrested.
Finely is being charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder.
On August 24, 2020, detectives were dispatched to the 100 block of Orchid Drive in the Opelousas area in reference to a shooting. The victim was transported to a local hospital suffering from multiple bb shots from a shotgun.
Upon investigation, it was discovered that the victim shared a social media post in support of a law enforcement agency after an officer involved shooting. Daveon Finley and the victim argued on social media, exchanging heated comments due to the difference of opinion regarding the shooting. Daveon Finley began to threaten the victim, stating that he was going to the victim’s residence to fight him.
According to video camera footage from the victim’s residence, Daveon Finley and an unknown person drove to the victim’s neighborhood and stopped in front of one of the neighboring residences. Daveon Finley exited the vehicle from the passenger side, walked onto the victim’s driveway and called the victim outside to meet with him. The driver of the vehicle exited the vehicle and stood in the yard of a neighboring residence. When the victim exited his residence, the unknown person fired the shotgun, striking the victim.
The victim ran inside of his residence. Daveon Finley and the unknown person returned to the vehicle and drove away.
Finley has been arrested by St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.