Caught in Lafayette: Eunice Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting in St. Landry Parish
35-year-old Leonard James Miller of Eunice has been charged with Second Degree Murder following a fatal shooting that happened on Monday in the 100 block of Bradley Street in the Eunice area.
According to the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, Miller was apprehended Wednesday morning on Woodrow Street in Lafayette and is being extradited to the St. Landry Parish Jail.
Turns out witnesses at the scene were able to give local sheriff's deputies a good description of the shooting suspect.- a black male wearing an orange shirt who was carrying a gun. Witnesses also told officers that the suspect entered a white, sports utility vehicle and that the victim - Clarence Mitchell - was in a white vehicle near a residence and was slumped over inside.
Eventually, Miller was identified as the shooter and the arrest warrant was issued that led to his arrest.
Authorities say the investigation is still ongoing.