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Abbeville Police Investigating Homicide; Victim Identifed

ABBEVILLE – – The Abbeville Police Department is investigating an overnight shooting.

According to reports, on May 3, 2020 at approximately 10:25 p.m. officers of the Abbeville Police Department were dispatched to the 400 block of Dutel Street. Once officers arrived, officers located a male victim inside of a vehicle. The victim had been shot.

The victim, now being identified as 29-year-old James Jerome Darby of Abbeville, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Vermilion Parish Coroner’s Office.

This homicide is being actively investigated by the Abbeville Police Department’s Detective Division. No other aspect of this investigation is being released at this time. Anyone with any information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Abbeville Police Department at the contact information listed below.