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Ville Platte Woman Arrested and Charged with Second Degree Murder

According to Chief Neal Lartigue,officers with the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a report of a shooting in the 700 block of South Soileau Street on October 1, 2020 at approximately 8:45 p.m.

Posted: Oct 2, 2020 11:49 AM

According to Chief Neal Lartigue,officers with the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a report of a shooting in the 700 block of South Soileau Street on October 1, 2020 at approximately 8:45 p.m. Upon arrival Officers learned that the victim was transported by family members to the hospital.
It is reported that the shooting was a result of a disturbance that occurred at the residence and that there had been an ongoing argument between multiple parties for some time.
During the investigation of the crime scene, Officers were notified that the victim had been shot once in the chest and died at the hospital.
Gertie Scott, age 38, of Ville Platte was arrested and charged with second degree murder. Scott was booked into the Ville Platte city jail and later transported to the Evangeline Parish jail where she remains incarcerated with no bond.
The incident remains under investigation and no further information will be released at this time.

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