SCSO announces update on I 310 shooting; Edgard man dies

Published 5:53 pm Monday, July 12, 2021

Sheriff Champagne announces an update in the shooting investigation from July 11, 2021 on
Interstate 310.

During the early morning hours of July 11, 2021 deputies of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s
Office responded to a shooting that occurred on South Bound Interstate 310 near Airline Highway
in St. Rose, Louisiana. During the investigation, detectives learned that two subjects that were
inside of a white colored Dodge Durango SUV sustained gunshot wounds and were transported to
University Medical Center for treatment.

One subject, an 18-year-old male that resides in Vacherie, LA, was treated for a gunshot wound to
his back and was released from the hospital a short time later. The second subject, Dovante
Mitchell, a 25-year-old male from Edgard, LA, sustained a much more severe injury from the
gunshot and succumbed to his injury while at the hospital, several hours after the incident

The S.C.S.O. Detective Bureau is working tirelessly to investigate this homicide. It is believed
that the victims were commuting through St. Charles Parish from New Orleans to St. John and St.
James Parishes when the shooting occurred on the elevated portion of Interstate 310 in St. Rose,

If anyone has information about the incident, they are urged to contact Det. Amanda Buchanan
with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 783-6807.

Anyone with information regarding this incident may also all Crime Stoppers at 1-877-903-
STOP. Citizens do not have to give their name nor testify and could receive up to $2,500