On December 24th, 2018 at approximately 11:29pm, deputies from the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office, and officers from the Lutcher and Gramercy Police Departments responded to a call regarding a shooting that took place near 2176 Main Street in Lutcher, LA. Upon arrival, deputies and officers discovered four individuals had been shot. One of the victims, Thaddeus Watis (Black/Male, DOB 07/17/1998, from Convent, LA) died of a gunshot wound at the scene. A second victim, Dedrick Paul Green, Jr. (Black/Male, DOB 12/13/1995, from Convent, LA) was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead upon arrival due to a gunshot wound. Two other individuals were also transported to the hospital with gunshot wounds and are currently in guarded condition. Those victims are a juvenile male (15 years old, from Lutcher, LA) and Jerrell Moody (B/M, DOB 01/30/1993, from Vacherie, LA). At this time, a motive for the shooting has not been determined. The sheriff’s office and police departments are actively investigating this case. Detectives from the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office are asking anyone who may have information to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-877-903-STOP. CrimeStoppers will pay up to $5,000 regarding information leading to an arrest. Individuals submitting tips can remain anonymous.
Released by: Sheriff Willy Martin, Jr.