Deputies identify suspect in shooting of New Iberia teen

Courtney Washington (Photo Courtesy: Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office)

NEW IBERIA, La. (KLFY) – Authorities have identified the suspect in the shooting of a 17-year-old male Sunday night.

Captain Wendell Raborn said Iberia Parish sheriff’s deputies have obtained a warrant to arrest Courtney Deshawn Washington, of New Iberia, on the charge of attempted second-degree murder.

The victim was shot was once in the stomach around 9 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Dale and Corinne Street in New Iberia.

Investigators described Washington as “a black male, 6’5”, 195 pounds and wears eyeglasses with thick lenses.”

Raborn said Washington should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on Washington’s whereabouts should call the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office at 369-3711.


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