On December 1st, 2022, there were three vehicles stolen and one of them was linked to an incident in the
At approximately 5:43am officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Tulip Dr in reference to several
gunshots being fired in the area. Upon arrival officers made contact with three victims a 47 year old male, a
72 year old female and a 71 year old male. The three of them advised they were walking in the area for
exercise when they observed a vehicle coming towards them and caused them to exit the road as the car
passed them very closely. As the vehicle passed them they looked at the occupants of the vehicle in a
expression of concern as the vehicle passed so close to them. As the vehicle drove away it stopped further
down the road and one of the occupants exited the vehicle and started discharging a firearm into the air.
The victims ran for safety and there were no injuries reported as a result of the gunshots. The vehicle then
sped off and fled the neighborhood in an unknown direction.
While officers were investigating the gunshots three calls for service came in reporting three vehicles stolen.
The first call came in at 5:43am from Barracuda Ave reporting a 2022 dark colored Toyota Corolla Stolen,
The second call came in at 6:04am at the corner of Barrow and Main reporting a 2010 Chrysler 300 Stolen
and the third call came in at 6:43am reporting a 2022 Hyundai Elantra stolen from Jean Ellen Avenue.
As the investigation continued officers learned that there were two handguns within the Hyundai Elantra at
the time it was stolen. Officers were able to link the Hyundai Elantra to the shooting on Tulip and suspect
that the stolen firearms were the weapons used to fire the gunshots. As officers continued to investigate all
of the incidents, a report was called in about a vehicle that had been abandoned in a field off of Mystic Blvd.
Upon arrival it was discovered that it was the Hyundai Elantra that had been abandoned in the field.
The investigation is still ongoing and further details may be released at a later date and time.
The Houma Police Department would like to again ask the public to avoid leaving firearms, keys and please
secure your vehicle by locking it.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Houma Police Department at 985-873-6371 or
submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online
at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the
information leads to an arrest