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St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Detectives Investigating Overnight Homicide in Franklin Area

UPDATE: Friday, 2:40 pm- The victim has been identified as Tatravia Rashannita Bryant, 28, of New Iberia.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith announced that detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred early on Friday morning in the Franklin area.

At approximately 3:24 am, dispatch received a call of a victim with a gunshot wound that was brought to a medical facility in Franklin. Patrol deputies and detectives were dispatched and an investigation was begun.

Through the investigation, detectives learned that the shooting occurred in the St. Joseph area and a female victim had been shot and transported to the medical facility. She subsequently succumbed to her wounds.

The incident is being investigated as a homicide and is ongoing. Further information will be released as it becomes available.

If you have any information on this incident, call the SMPSO at 337-828-1960 or send a crime tip to You can remain anonymous.

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