Houma police identify man shot to death playing dice

Houma police identify man shot to death playing dice

HOUMA, LA (WVUE) - Investigators for the Houma Police Department have identified the victim in a fatal shooting Saturday night in the Daniel Turner Trailer Park.

Davante J. Maryland, 21, of Roselawn Street died at Chabert Medical Center after suffering a gunshot.

Authorities now believe that Maryland was involved in a dice game at the trailer park with several other participants. An argument started between Maryland and other people present.

During the argument, one person pulled gun at shot Maryland.

A wounded Maryland ran from the scene, chased toward Norman Street by several people involved in the dice game. Maryland collapsed in a field.

He was found by area residents who called 911.

Maryland was taken to Chabert Medical where he later died from his injuries.

Police believe that over 30 people may have witnessed this incident. So far, no one has come forward with information to assist in the investigation.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Houma Police Department or Bayou Region Crime Stoppers at 1-800-743-7433 or www.crimestoppersbr.org.

Tipsters will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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