A St. Mary Parish sheriff’s deputy has been arrested in connection to a Thibodaux shooting that left two people seriously injured, authorities said.
Treyvon Burrell, 20, of Patterson, is charged with three counts of principal to attempted second-degree murder and obstruction of justice, Thibodaux Police said.
Burrell’s arrest stems from an incident that occurred around 2:14 a.m. Oct. 13 outside an apartment complex in the 1300 block of Ridgefield Avenue, police said.
Two victims, who weren’t identified, were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being shot multiple times, police said. Both victims were later stabilized and survived their injuries.
Working with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office, detectives conducted a lengthy investigation and charged Burrell today, authorities said. Burrell, who served as a corrections officer in St. Mary Parish, was transported to the Town of Berwick Jail and will soon be transferred to the Lafourche Parish.
The shooting remains under investigation and detectives have not ruled out other suspects, police said. Authorities have not released a motive to “to protect the integrity of the investigation.”
“The Investigations Division will continue working diligently, following every lead necessary to apprehend any and all responsible parties involved,” Thibodaux Police said Thursday in a news release.
In a statement released today, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office announced Burrell has been fired. He had worked for the Sheriff’s Office since March.
“No one is above the law, especially those entrusted to enforce,” the Sheriff’s Office said.
--Staff Writer Dan Copp can be reached at 448-7639 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @DanVCopp.