St. James Sheriff’s Office reports fatal shooting in Lutcher

Published 9:32 am Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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At approximately midnight on May 25, 2022, the Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to shots being fired in the area of Howard’s Soul Food and Sip on South Railroad in Lutcher. Within 2 minutes of receiving the call, deputies with the Sheriff’s Office and Lutcher Police Department arrived on scene and located one male with a gunshot wound to the head. Jamaz Fluence of Lutcher, 21 years of age, was pronounced dead at the scene.
When the deputies arrived, there were numerous subjects standing on the railroad track and in front of and around Howard’s. A large crowd of people were out when the shooting occurred. The Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance from these individuals. Initial information received is that a black car, possibly a Nissan, may be involved.
The Sheriff’s Office is seeking any information that anyone may have to solve this crime. To report any information, please call 225-562-2200 or 225-562-2237. Crimestoppers GNO is also offering a reward, up to $2,500.00, for any information that will lead to an arrest and indictment of any subjects involved in this crime. Tips may also be submitted through our website
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