Suspect arrested in shooting that killed Assumption Parish teen

Thibodaux police arrested a juvenile accused of shooting and killing a Napoleonville teenager on Sept. 10.

Officials say a 15-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of 15-year-old Jairen Cole.

Cole was a Thibodaux native and a resident of Napoleonville.

Thibodeaux police responded to the call near the 1700 block of South Barbier Avenue around 6 p.m. When police arrived they found Cole had been shot multiple times in the lower torso area inside a home.

Cole was transported to Thibodaux Regional Health System and later transferred to University Medical Center where he died of his injuries.

The 15-year-old boy is being held at the Lafourche Parish Juvenile Justice Facility.

The incident remains under investigation.

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

Tips can also be submitted using the P3 Tips app on your mobile device. If you submit a tip through Crime Stoppers, tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.

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