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Suspect Wanted for Attempted Murder in New Iberia


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On the evening of July 19, 2022, the New Iberia Police Department responded to a shooting in the 1200 block
of East Admiral Doyle Drive.

Upon arrival, officers found the victim was transported by a citizen to the hospital. The victim was stabilized
and airlifted to a Lafayette hospital in critical condition.

Detectives responded to the scene.

After reviewing video footage and speaking with witnesses, Detectives determined the suspect and victim were
involved in an altercation, moments before the shooting. The details surrounding the altercation are unknown at
this time.

Detectives identified the suspect as Raphael DePass, 37 years old. Arrest Warrants have been obtained on
DePass for the charges of:

2 Counts of Attempted First Degree Murder
Illegal Carrying of Weapons
Illegal Use of Weapons
Possession of a Firearm in a Firearm Free Zone

The investigation is ongoing, and no further details are available.

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