One person killed, one injured in overnight shooting


A Prairieville man is behind bars on Tuesday morning after police located the man they believe was responsible for killing one man and injuring another. 

21-year-old Adrien liborio, of 15457 Roy Rodgers Rd. was apprehended around 5 a.m. on New Year’s Day. 

The City of Gonzales Police Department responded to Darla Ave. a little before 12:40 a.m. and found one person dead outside of a home. 

Officers determined that 19-year-old Jose Artunez “died as a result of gunshot wounds.”

Further investigation by police found that three individuals engaged in an argument during a New Year’s Eve party.

The New Year’s Eve party happened at 1313 S. Darla Ave. and according to the City of Gonzales Police Department, “witness statements concluded that Adrien liborio, 21 years of age, had pulled a gun on Artunez, shooting him four times.”

The City of Gonzales Police Department said a second person was run over by liborio’s vehicle and that individual is in stable condition at a local hospital.

Authorities were not immediately able to apprehend liborio after the 21-year-old fled on foot. 

Later in the morning on January 1, police were called to investigate a man “knocking on doors in Magnolia Crossing.”

Authorities found Iiborio and were able to arrest the individual after another attempted escape. 

According to the City of Gonzales Police Department, Iiborio “has been charged with one count of second degree homicide and one count of attempted second degree homicide.”

The suspect in this case is in the Ascension Parish Jail thanks to an alert public, the City of Gonzales Police Department and BRPD.

“This matter was handled swiftly and professionally,” said Chief Jackson. “While civilian members of our community celebrate holidays with family and friends, officers and detectives, along with medical and emergency service professionals, are often called away from them and put into action. This is a fine example of law enforcement putting the safety of the public first, and medical professionals being on-hand, all while being available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. I personally thank all involved for their diligence and their commitment.”

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