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Opelousas Man Arrested for Second Degree Murder and Attempted Second Degree Murder

Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Patsy St. in reference to a Shooting complaint.

Posted: Dec 30, 2020 8:46 AM

On December 19, 2020 at approximately 8:19 PM Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Patsy St. in reference to a Shooting complaint. Officers later observed a Black male subject, later identified as Darrell Wheeler Jr, sitting in the driver seat of a Gray Ford Fusion with an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

Officers were able to obtain critical evidence near the scene and later identified Eddie Stagg as a suspect and placing him at the crime scene.

An Arrest Warrant for Eddie Stagg for violating LA R.S. 14:30.1, Second Degree Murder and LA R.S. 14:27 / 14:30.1, Attempted Second Degree Murder.

On December 29, 2020, Stagg was located at 120 W. Convent St. Stagg was escorted to the Opelousas Police Department Special Operations Division.

Eddie Stagg 25 years old of Opelousas was arrested and booked for the charges listed on the Arrest Warrant, LA R.S. 14:30.1, Second Degree Murder and LA R.S. 14:27 / 14:30.1, Attempted Second Degree Murder.

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