Juveniles, 12 and 15, accused of killing teen in Thibodaux

Published: Sep. 14, 2022 at 10:21 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2022 at 10:10 AM CDT
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THIBODAUX, La. (WVUE) - A 12-year-old and a 15-year-old have been arrested in the murder of 15-year-old Jairen Cole in Thibodaux, police say.

Cole was found shot multiple times in the lower torso on Sat., Sept. 10 around 6 p.m. in the 1700 block of South Barbier Avenue. He was transported to a hospital where he later died.

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue says they arrested a 15-year-old suspect Tuesday on one count of first-degree murder and a 12-year-old Wednesday for one count of principle to second-degree murder.

Both suspects have been taken to Lafourche Parish Justice Facility awaiting court proceedings.

If you have any further information regarding this incident, please submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org.

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