ASCENSION PARISH, La (BRPROUD)- Ascension Parish deputies responded to an incident on I-10 near the Prairieville exit around 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 2. Upon arrival, deputies found a truck with multiple bullet holes blocking all three lanes on the interstate, with an unconscious male in the passenger seat.

The passenger was seen with multiple gunshot wounds and was declared deceased on the scene. The driver of the truck was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

“We are working diligently on this case like any other. I want to emphasize that this type of violent crime on our highways is unusual. Our detectives will follow leads wherever they go in order to solve this case,” said Sheriff Bobby Webre.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-621-4636 or by texting 847411 to our anonymous tip line from any cellular device. You may also contact Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867). You must contact Crime Stoppers to receive a cash reward.

This is an ongoing investigation.