Attempted murder in Abbeville

Photo: MGN

On the afternoon of 2/21/16, officers of the Abbeville Police Department began investigating a shooting which occurred on St Peter Street in Abbeville. During the initial investigation officers found a victim shot numerous times at a nearby location. The victim was transported to Abbeville General Hospital and then airlifted to another medical facility in Lafayette. The victim was listed in critical condition at that time.

The officers continued their investigation of the shooting and obtained a statements of what had occurred. The officers presented a photo line-up to one person who identified Nahshon Ishmael Brooks as the shooter. Officers have secured arrests warrants for the arrest of Brooks for the charges of Attempted Second Degree Murder, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm in a Firearm Free Zone.

Attached is the most recent photo available for Nahshon Brooks. According to the information received, he now has dreadlocks.

Anyone having information about the shooting, or the whereabouts of Nahshon Ishmael Brooks, is asked to contact the Abbeville Police Department at 337-893-2511.

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