Opelousas woman arrested in connection with shooting on W. Covent St

Opelousas woman arrested in connection with a shooting that leaves a female victim with serious injuries.

Posted: Aug 17, 2021 8:12 AM
Updated: Aug 17, 2021 8:39 AM

OPELOUSAS, LA - On August 15, 2021 just before 5:00 AM Opelousas Police responded to 120 W. Convent St. in reference to a reported shooting.

Upon arrival officers located one female victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Officers immediately learned that the suspected shooter was Ms. Kadesia Mott. Ms. Mott and the victim was said to be involved in a relationship. Mott was not immediately located.

Just after 3:00 P.M. Mott surrendered to officers after she requested to speak with the Chief of Police. The shooting was the apparent result of physical altercation between Mott and the victim. The exact reason the initial argument occurred is unclear at this time. The victim in the shooting remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

Mott was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail for one count of attempted second degree murder.

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