One Suspect Arrested in Louisiana and Authorities Still Seeking Another in Connection with May 13 Shooting

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Published May 16, 2023

One Suspect Arrested in Louisiana and Authorities Still Seeking Another in Connection with May 13 Shooting

Lafourche Parish, Louisiana – Authorities have arrested one suspect in connection with the May 13 Shooting in Louisiana and are still seeking another suspect.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said on May 15, 2023, that one suspect has been apprehended in connection with a shooting that happened Saturday morning in Bayou Blue, Louisiana. Noah Mills, 20, of Bayou Blue, Louisiana, was detained on Monday after reportedly confessing to his role.

Deputies responded to Smithwillow Drive in Bayou Blue, Louisiana at 9:20 a.m. on May 13, 2023, after receiving a report of shots fired in the vicinity. Around the time of the occurrence, a blue Hyundai automobile was noticed in the vicinity. A short time later, Houma Police Department officers made contact with a man later identified as Mills, who was driving a blue Hyundai. Mills had been shot in the thigh and was rushed to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries at the time.

Mills was brought in for questioning about the event after being released from the hospital. Mills reportedly confirmed his role in the event after interrogation. He was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated criminal damage to property, and felon in possession of a firearm. He was booked into Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Bail has yet to be set.

Authorities are still looking for the second shooter in the incident and asking anyone with information about this event to contact Bayou Region Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-743-7433, online at, or via the Bayou Tips app on mobile devices. Authorities also indicated that if the information leads to an arrest, tippers could be eligible for a financial reward of up to $1,000.

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.

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