UPDATE: The deceased male has been identified as Markalon Batiste, 19, of Breaux Bridge. A 15-year-old male juvenile suspect has been arrested and charged with one count of Second Degree Murder.


ORIGINAL STORY: The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office was called to the scene of a fatal shooting in Cecilia last night.

Deputies were dispatched to the 1000 block of Madeline Boulevard near Cecilia High School just after 8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 4, 2022.

Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Major Ginny Higgins confirmed heavy police presence last night to KLFY but would not give any further details.

It is being reported though that one man was shot and killed.

The name of the deceased has not been released. Additionally, there is no word regarding those involved or the circumstances surrounding the incident.

As information becomes available, we will update this story.

Acadiana Towns With Multiple Pronunciations

In south Louisiana, we sure have a way with words all our own. Add in the Cajun-French influence and you will hear all kinds of different pronunciations coming out of the mouths of folks from Acadiana. How towns are pronounced is no different as illustrated by this list here.

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