Louisiana Suspect Arrested After Fleeing Scene of Deadly Shooting in Gibson

By Asher Wolfe
Published July 26, 2023

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Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana – A suspect in Louisiana has been arrested after fleeing the scene of a deadly shooting in Gibson.

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet has confirmed that his office is currently conducting an active investigation into a shooting incident that happened on July 24, 2023, in Gibson, Louisiana., around Vega Court area, a little after 8:00 pm.

Patrol deputies from Terrebonne Parish reacted to a reported shooting on Vega Court and found a dead male with an apparent gunshot injury. Quick to arrive, Terrebonne Parish detectives gathered information from witnesses, which helped establish the identity of the shooter. Witnesses informed detectives that the victim was in a dispute with a person living locally when the suspect stepped in, used a firearm, and allegedly shot the victim.

The suspect in question, later confirmed to be 20-year-old Benyamin William Walker from Gibson, Louisiana, left the crime scene in a vehicle before Deputies could make it to the location. Detectives successfully tracked the vehicle to a Thibodaux, Louisiana business, subsequently calling in the Thibodaux Police Department for backup. It wasn’t much later when Walker willingly surrendered to law enforcement and was promptly detained. In the ensuing interrogation, Walker reportedly accepted responsibility for initiating the shooting incident under investigation.

Benyamin William Walker has been arrested on accusations of Second-Degree Murder, along with additional outstanding warrants related to another case. As of now, Walker is being held at the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex where a bond of over $1,000,000.00 has been set by local judiciary officials.

The person deceased has been positively identified as Corey Michael Friloux, a 40-year-old man from Gibson, Louisiana.

An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.