Suspect arrested in connection with overnight homicide in Church Point

CHURCH POINT, La. (KLFY) – An arrest has been made in connection with a homicide that happened in Church Point Sunday night.

According to Sheriff Wayne Melancon, Raymond L. Celestine, IV, 20, of Church Point turned himself in and was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail on second-degree murder charges.

Shortly before midnight the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a shooting off of Peach Bloom Highway near Church Point.

Deputies discovered the body of Anthony Citizen, 32, of Church Point with multiple gun shot wounds and called in the Acadia Parish Coroner’s Office for assistance.

The body of Mr. Citizen was transported to the Calcasieu Parish Coroner’s Office for autopsy.

Celestine is being held on a $350,000 bond.

The investigation is ongoing.

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