The Berwick Police Department continues to investigate the shooting that occurred on February 17th, on the US Hwy 90 bridge. Investigators have uncovered new evidence that linked a fourth suspect to the crime. The evidence revealed a 16-year-old female juvenile from Morgan City was driving the suspect vehicle at the time of the shooting. Using this information, that juvenile was located and questioned where she confessed to her involvement in the crime. She was subsequently arrested on a warrant for Principal to Attempted First Degree Murder – 4 Counts. Additionally, on February 22nd, investigators received a tip from the public concerning the whereabouts of the 16-year-old male juvenile that was wanted on a warrant for the shooting.
Investigators met with the Morgan City Police Department and the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office and were able to verify the tip and confirmed that the wanted individual was at a residence in Siracusa, which is in the Morgan City area. Investigators from each department traveled to the residence where they were able to locate and take the suspect into custody without incident. The juvenile was booked at the Berwick Police Department on the warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder – 4 Counts. Due to the nature of the warrant, the male juvenile was ordered to be held in custody. Following booking, he was transported to an out-of-town juvenile detention facility for incarceration.
The Berwick Police Department is still working to locate Da’mari Watkins, who is wanted for warrants in connection with this case. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Berwick Police Department or your local law enforcement agency. You can remain anonymous. The investigation is ongoing and further information will be released as warranted.