Shooting in Louisiana Leads to Arrest of Juvenile on Counts of Murder, Attempted Murder, and Other Charges

By Orion Blake
Published August 04, 2023

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Thibodaux, Louisiana – A shooting in Louisiana led to the arrest of a juvenile on counts of murder, attempted murder, and other charges.

Sheriff Tim Soignet of the Terrebonne Parish announced that an arrest was made by the Sheriff’s Office in relation to a shooting on June 10, 2023. The shooting took place just before 7:30 pm on Sagewood Drive in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

Patrol Deputies and Detectives from Terrebonne Parish responded to shooting reports and found at least one person who had been shot. The individual was rushed to a nearby hospital but later died. Further inquiries made by the authorities led to the discovery of two other victims, who were also shot during the incident. However, their injuries were not life-threatening.

The ongoing investigation by TPSO detectives led to significant evidence tying a minor male from Thibodaux, Louisiana, to the case. This alleged perpetrator was apprehended on August 1st. He’s presently facing charges including Second Degree Murder, two counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder, and Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property. Currently, he is held at the Terrebonne Parish Juvenile Justice Center. His name has not been disclosed due to his minor status.

The victim who passed away has been identified as 19-year-old Carl Poindexter Jr from Houma, Louisiana. The other victims involved in this case are currently recuperating from the wounds sustained in the shooting incident. Their identities are not being disclosed at this time due to the active status of the investigation.

This investigation is still in progress, and more information will be provided as soon as it is accessible.

In a press release regarding the event, Sheriff Soignet requested respect for the privacy of the families and prayers for those impacted by this horrific incident. 

He is also encouraging anyone with details about this homicide to reach out to the Violent Crimes Detectives at the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985)876-2500. Information can also be anonymously shared through the Crime Stoppers Bayou Region hotline at 1-800-743-7433, online at, or on the Bayou Tips mobile app. Those who share useful tips might qualify for a cash prize.

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.