One dead in alleged drug feud in Houma

One dead in alleged drug feud in Houma

Credit: Houma Courier

Dicarie James, left, crashed his car after being shot. Prior to losing consciousness, James told officials that Mattew Allen shot him, the Houma Courier reports.

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Posted on July 1, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 1 at 2:22 PM

Mary Kilpatrick / The Houma Courier

HOUMA, La. — A Houma man was shot and killed Saturday night in an argument over drugs, authorities said.

Dicarie James, 36, 6823 W. Main St., crashed his car after being shot in the 100 block of Williams Street in the Crozier community near Dularge, Terrebonne Parish sheriff's Capt. Dawn Foret said.

Neighbors told deputies patrolling the area that they heard gunshots and a car crash near Williams Street.

Deputies found the wrecked car and followed a trail of blood to James, who was lying in a yard and had multiple gunshot wounds, Foret said.

Before he lost consciousness, James allegedly told deputies that Matthew Allen, 19, of 204 Henderson St., Houma, shot him.

James was taken to Terrebonne General Medical Center, where he died at 1:04 a.m., Foret said.

Later that morning, authorities arrested Allen at a relative's home. He was booked into the Terrebonne Parish jail on a charge of second-degree murder, which, upon conviction, carries a mandatory life prison sentence. His bond had not been set by this morning.

Statements from witnesses suggest Allen shot James multiple times while the pair were inside James' parked car, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The shooting followed a disagreement over a drug deal, police said.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 876-2500.

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