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UPDATE: Mardi Gras Parade shooting suspect arrested in St. Mary Parish

JEANERETTE, la. (KLFY) - UPDATE (2/9/18):  Officials have arrested one suspect involved in a recent shooting at a Jeanerette Mardi Gras parade.

 Thaddeus Gabriel, 22, has been located and arrested on warrants, according to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office.

He has been charged with principle to second degree murder and principal to attempted second degree murder.

Gabriel is connected a shooting during the Jeanerette Mardi Gras Parade on Sunday that left 22-year-old  Dante Archangel dead.

Gabriel reportedly came to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in reference to the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office investigation and was subsequently arrested on the active warrant.

Gabriel booked St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center.

No bond has been set.

Investigators are searching for Dandre Gabriel, 24, of Jeanerette, for second degree murder and attempted second degree murder.

Authorities are also searching for Kentrell Gabriel, 20, of Jeanerette, for principle to second degree murder and principal to attempted second degree murder.

Investigators believe the incident at the parade started as a physical confrontation between the victim and the suspects. Both wanted suspects are considered armed and dangerous, according to the IPSO.

If anyone has any information about their location, call the Iberia Parish Crime Stoppers Tips Line at 364-8477 (TIPS)


UPDATE:  Police have identified the victim in Sunday's shooting along the Jeanerette Parade route as 22 year old Dante Archangel of Jeanerette.

The shooting suspect remains at large, police said. 


One person is dead and another injured following a shooting Sunday along the Jeanerette Mardi Gras parade route.

Police say the shooting happened at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Monnot Road around 4 p.m.

On arrival, police say one of the victims was found with a gunshot wound to the chest.

He was air lifted to a Lafayette hospital by Acadian Ambulance Service but died from his wounds, police said. 

The second victim, a male, was also transported to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg.

As of 6 p.m. detectives were still at the interviewing witnesses.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office at 369-3711 or Iberia Crime Stoppers at 364-TIPS (8477).


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