ABBEVILLE, La. - On November 13, 2021 at approximately 2:50 p.m. officers of the Abbeville Police Department responded to the 1500 block of Felicity Street in reference to a “Shots Fired” call.
During the subsequent investigation, officers located several 9mm and .40 caliber casings in the area where the caller stated that people were shooting. Officers found a parked vehicle, which was unoccupied, had been hit by 2 bullets.
Officers were able to secure a vehicle description and license plate of the vehicle that subjects were shooting from. A BOLO was put out to area law enforcement agencies for the vehicle and suspects. At approximately 6:30 p.m. the Abbeville Police Department was notified that the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s office conducted a traffic stop on the suspect’s vehicle, and they had two individuals detained that were inside the vehicle. A search warrant was obtained for the vehicle, and officers located a Glock .40 caliber handgun, a Taurus 9mm handgun and a .22 caliber rifle. A NCIC check revealed that the Taurus 9mm handgun had been stolen out of Baton Rouge, LA.
Abbeville Police Department officers took custody of the two individuals detained. It was discovered that one of the individuals was a 17-year-old juvenile. The juvenile was charged and released to his guardian. The second suspect, now identified as Devon Andrus of Lafayette, was arrested and charged with the following:
· Illegal Use of Weapons
· Obstruction of Justice
· Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm
· Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile
Chief Spearman would like to thank the Abbeville Police Department patrol division for a job well done. Chief Spearman would also like to thank the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office for their assistance.
The Abbeville Police Department is asking that anyone who have any information regarding any 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 CrimeStoppers of Vermilion by calling 740-TIPS or the P3 app, which can be downloaded through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.