OPELOUSAS, La. (KLFY) – An Opelousas man was found dead in Linwood Subdivision.

According to the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office, a call came in Tuesday morning at 5:58 a.m. about gunshots heard in the Linwood Subdivision in the Opelousas area. Deputies arrived and found a black man identified as Johnathan Simien, 38 of Opelousas, dead at the scene.  No other information is available at this time.

This is the 1st homicide in 2023 being investigated by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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