Opelousas Police say one person is dead following a fatal shooting at a local motel.

According to Opelousas Police Chief Martin McLendon, around 7:45 pm last night officers responded to reports of shots fired at the Town House Motel located at 337 West Landry Street.

Upon arrival, officers found one victim unresponsive with an apparent gunshot wound.

McLendon said the victim was pronounced dead on the scene and has since been identified as 38-year-old Jonas Hubbard.

Officers have booked 43-year-old Antoine Denton on charges of second-degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of drugs.

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