Thibodaux police Arrested – According to the police, two males have been taken into custody and charged with murder in connection with separate shootings that took place in Thibodaux. According to a statement made by Chief Bryan Zeringue of the Thibodaux Police Department early on Friday morning, both Kailan Johnson, 22, of Vacherie and Carl Shelvin, 28, of Gray, have been charged with second-degree murder. Both men were taken into custody late Thursday evening and were being held in the Lafourche Parish jail on bail of $5 million each, Zeringue said.
Johnson’s arrest stems from a shooting that left one man dead just before midnight Jan. 1 in the 900 block of St. Charles Street, police said. According to the announcement, Shelvin was taken into custody in connection with a gunshot that took place in the 800 block of Narrow Street just before midnight on January 8. The incident resulted in the death of a man. The identity of the victims have not been made public by the Thibodaux Police Department. “It has been confirmed that the two homicide investigations are not related,” Zeringue said in the release. “These incidents remain under investigation, while detectives continue to work around the clock.
A suspected motive of the shootings is being withheld at this time in attempt to protect the integrity of the investigations. Future arrests in both cases are not being ruled out.” Zeringue expressed gratitude for the assistance provided by the sheriff’s departments of Lafourche, Terrebonne, and St. James parishes, as well as the Houma Police Department and the United States Department of Homeland Security. Both suspects were taken to the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex, where they are currently being imprisoned on a bond of five million dollars each.
The Thibodaux Police Department is asking anybody who may have information about the case to call Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433 or submit information anonymously online at crimestoppersbr.org. You can also provide tips by utilizing the P3 Tips app, which is available for mobile devices. If the information provided leads to an arrest, the person who provided the tip may be entitled for a financial reward of up to $1,000.
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