Officials investigating early morning homicide in Opelousas

A 19-yr-old was shot and killed in the Opelousas area early Sunday morning in St. Landry Parish.

St. Landry Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early morning homicide at the KC Hall located off of Hwy 104 in the Opelousas area.

On Feb. 6, 2022 just before 1:30am, deputies were notified that a man was dropped off at a hospital in St. Landry parish with a gunshot wound and later died from his injuries.

Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said a group of people was at the hall when two vehicles were shot along with the victim, Damien Joseph Lastrapes Jr., 19, of Opelousas.

Anyone with information on this or any other cases is asked to call 948-TIPS or tip the sheriff’s office online at  All calls are anonymous and you could earn up to a $2,500 cash reward. You can download the free P3 app and “Say it Here” or dial **TIPS (**8477) on your mobile phone to submit your anonymous tip.

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