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The Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office says that on February 15, 2022, deputies responded to the scene of a shooting that occurred at the intersection of Woodstone Road and St. Julien Road.  Upon arrival, deputies say they found a large amount of blood and several spent cartridges within the intersection.

One victim, identified as Tjuan August, was transported to a local hospital in Eunice by another person. August was later pronounced dead at the hospital as a result of a fatal gunshot wound.

During the investigation, detectives were able to identify a suspect by the name of Justin Owens out of Eunice La. When questioning the suspect, along with corroborating evidence, detectives took Owens into custody where he was later booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail for one count of second degree murder.  He is currently being held with a 1 million dollar bond.    


Justin Tryese Owens

DOB 03/12/2003

1327 Perchville Rd.

Eunice, La. 70532


As always, Sheriff Charles R. Guillory and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office is always seeking information on criminal activity and urges the Public to contact their Investigation Department via phone at 337-363-2161 or through the agency's website at  Any person reporting information will remain anonymous.


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