Ongoing ‘rivalry’ between two men results in ‘shootout’, which leaves 1 injured and both facing charges
One is in custody and another is at large after a shooting in Thibodaux this weekend.
On Friday afternoon, shortly before 5:30 p.m., Thibodaux Police Officers were called to reports of shots fired in the 1700 block of South Barbier Avenue.
All the suspects and victims had fled the scene before police arrived, but officers quickly began following up on leads.
While investigating the incident, a gunshot victim from the shooting arrived at a local hospital.
He is identified as Davonte Miller, 25.
Miller was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Detectives remained processing the scene and continued their investigation throughout the night, but no arrests were made.
Further investigation revealed that Deondre Holmes, 25, of Thibodaux, and Miller, have had an ongoing feud with one another for years.
When crossing paths with one another on Friday, the two allegedly engaged in a shootout with one another, resulting in Miller suffering a gunshot wound to the ankle and his vehicle being struck by gunfire.
Holmes was not injured during the shooting.
This led to warrants for both men’s arrest.
On Sunday, Holmes was spotted on foot in the Midland Community. He led officers on a brief foot pursuit, then was taken into custody.
Holmes is charged with aggravated second-degree battery and aggravated criminal damage to property.
Because Miller was released from the hospital before his warrant was obtained, he still remains at large, wanted for aggravated assault with a firearm.
He also has an outstanding warrant for contempt of court.
Anyone with information on Davonte Miller’s whereabouts is asked to submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. 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.