Sheriff Becket Breaux announces that early Thanksgiving morning, November 24, 2022, at approximately 2:44 a.m., Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call in reference to a deceased female that was located in the parking lot of a business in the 1100 block of Evangeline Thruway in Broussard, LA.
An investigation was initiated, and Deputies subsequently identified the victim as Misti Romero, 40, Youngsville, LA.
During the course of the investigation, Deputies were notified that the suspect, who was identified as Andrew DeRouen, 54, New Iberia, LA.; was deceased at a New Iberia residence as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Sheriff Breaux thanks the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with this investigation.
The investigation remains ongoing and no further information is available at this time.