UPDATE: Police issue warrant for suspect in shooting death of 24-year-old New Iberia man

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:55am

UPDATE: A warrant for 2nd Degree Murder has been issued for Michael Augustine, 34, of New Iberia, for the murder of Uriah Joseph on Monday, March 10.  


UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Uriah Joseph, 24, of New Iberia.


ORIGINAL: Sheriff Louis Ackal reported that a call was received by the Communication Center at 1:04 p.m. on March 10, 2014 reporting a shooting in progress at Sam and Ann Streets.

When the deputies arrived on scene they found a 24-year-old male with multiple gunshot wounds.

Deputies administered CPR until medical personnel from Acadian Ambulance arrived.

The paramedics continued cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid in route to the hospital.

The victim was pronounced dead by the coroner’s office at Iberia Medical Center.

The name of the victim is being withheld until notification of next of kin.

No suspect has been identified at this time, but the investigation is ongoing.  


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