22-year-old shot, killed in LaPlace Sunday night

Published 11:28 am Monday, October 9, 2017

LAPLACE — A 22-year-old man was killed Sunday night, shot and left for dead behind a LaPlace dumpster, police said.

The victim, identified by the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office as Shane Chopin, was found at approximately 11:35 p.m. in the 800 block of West Airline Highway in LaPlace.

Deputies responded to the scene after receiving a shooting report.

Chopin was found behind a garbage dumpster on the ground with several gunshot wounds to his body. Emergency medical services attempted to provide aid, but the victim passed away at the scene, police said

“The investigation is ongoing, and additional information will be provided as it can be made available,” a Sheriff’s Office release said.

Anyone with information regarding the killing is encouraged to call the St. John Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

Those with information that call Crimestoppers do not have to testify and may qualify for a cash reward. Tips can be submitted at stjohnsheriff.org/submitatip.php.