Thibodaux man arrested in double shooting that killed 1 person, injured another

Thibodaux man arrested in double shooting that killed 1 person, injured another
(Source: Jacob M. Thibodeaux)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A 19-year-old Thibodaux man has been arrested in connection with a Monday (Oct. 15) shooting that one dead and one injured, according to Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue.

Tyrick Hills, 19, of S. Barbier Avenue was booked with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder.

On Tuesday (Oct. 16), members of the Thibodaux Police Department’s Immediate Response Team executed a search warrant on S. Barbier Avenue stemming from the shooting death of 20-year-old Alex Morena of Galliano.

Officers responded Monday to the 300 block of Dove Lane in reference to a report of gun shots being fired. When they arrived officers found the driver of a vehicle deceased on scene. A passenger who had fled the scene was later found, after notifying police that he had also been while inside the vehicle. The passenger sustained a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. The passenger’s identity is being withheld by police.

The incident remains under investigation and Zeringue said detectives are not ruling out other suspects. He said a suspected motive is being withheld in attempt to protect the integrity of the investigation.

Anyone with information on this case is still asked to submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at Tips can also be submitted using the P3 Tips app on your mobile device. Tipsters who utilize Crime Stoppers could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.

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