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Two arrested, accused of shooting into car with children inside in Thibodaux

According to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, the shooting happened around 9:40 a.m. on Carol Street.
Credit: Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office
Willie Williams (Left) and Jacob Scott (Right)

THIBODAUX, La. — Authorities say two people are in custody after allegedly shooting at a car with three children inside in Thibodaux last month.

According to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, the shooting happened on Nov. 13 around 9:40 a.m. on Carol Street. Investigators said a man, two women, and the three children were in a car when they saw a pickup truck on the street. As they approached the pickup, deputies say two men emerged from the bed and cab of the truck and started shooting at their car.

The man in the car returned fire, and the other two shooters left the area, the sheriff’s office said. No one was injured in the shootout.

The LPSO said detectives later identified the shooters as Willie Williams and Jacob Scott and that Williams had an ongoing feud with the male victim about a woman. 

Williams was arrested on Nov. 18 and was booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex on six counts of attempted second-degree murder. His bail was set at $250,000.

On Dec. 10, Scott was arrested in Avoyelles Parish on active warrants. He was transported and booked in Lafourche Parish on six counts of attempted second-degree murder. 

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