Another suspect arrested in connection with Dec. 15 shooting in Eunice

UPDATE, 1/31/24: Trevon Lee Jones, 20, of Eunice has been arrested in connection to the shooting on Dec. 15, 2023. Jones has been charged with two counts of principal to attempted second degree murder, and one count of principal to second degree murder, authorities said.

Police Chief Kyle LeBouef said the parties to crimes are classified as either principles or accessories. The arrest of Jones is a principal arrest. LeBouef said Jones was arrested Tuesday in Lafayette and transferred to St Landry Parish.

“Principal is when the person has direct involvement in the commission of the crime,” LeBouef said.

LeBouef said the Eunice police investigation team gathered information and witness statements. A warrant was issued for Jones’ arrest.

“Those warrants get issued into NCIC. What happens normally if they are involved in an incident elsewhere and law enforcement comes into contact, can they check these databases. That’s when they discovered the warrants were outstanding,” LeBouef said.

UPDATE, 12/22/23, 10:30 a.m.: Eunice Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting.

Eftina Rideaux, 33, of Baton Rouge, has been charged with principal to second degree murder and two counts of principal to attempted second degree murder. Eunice Police Chief Kyle LeBouef said Rideaux was arrested Thursday and booked into the St. Landry Parish jail. Bond details were not released.

LeBouef said the investigation is still ongoing.

ORIGINAL STORY: EUNICE, La. (KLFY)– An argument that escalated into a shooting resulted in one dead and two injured, one of them a child, in Eunice, according to authorities.

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The Eunice Police Department responded to multiple shots fired in the area of 330 Corn Street around 3:43 p.m. Friday. Authorities said two adult males were having a dispute outside a home, then one of them shot the other in the head.

Eunice Police have confirmed that the man shot in the head has died in a Lafayette-area hospital. The victim’s name has not been released. An woman came out of the home with a two-year-old, and both of them were also shot. The suspect ran away from the location.

The woman received treatment then was later released, and the child was hospitalized in stable condition.

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Eunice Police said Aaron Jones, the suspect in this shooting, was found dead by a family member due to an apparent suicide. No other details are being released at this time, authorities said. Warrants had been issued for Jones, also known as Arron Monday, for second degree murder, two counts of attempted second degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm, authorities said.

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