Police: Madison St. shooter fired 22 shots, had 3 guns

Photo courtesy: Jazmine Thibodeaux/KLFY News 10

UPDATE: The Chief of Opelousas Police says last night’s shooter on Madison Street actually fired 22 gunshots. Investigators initially reported he fired 17.

Chief Donald Thompson tells KLFY’s Jazmin Thibodeaux that the suspect, Jamie Ballard, was armed with three guns when officers arrested him around 3:30 this morning.

Ballard was allegedly hiding in field behind his father’s house on Janice Street in Opelousas.

Jamie Ballard allegedly fired 22 shots on Madison Street on August 4, 2015. Photo courtesy: Opelousas Police Department
Jamie Ballard allegedly fired 22 shots on Madison Street on August 4, 2015. Photo courtesy: Opelousas Police Department

The shooting initially happened around 10 p.m. last night in the 700 block of Madison Street.

No one was injured during the shooting. Thompson says investigators currently do not have a motive for the shooting.

Ballard was booked into the Opelousas City Jail on illegal use of weapons charges.

He could face additional charges.

 

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