On December 13th, 2020, Deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting in the 3100 block of Sugar Mill Road. Upon arrival, deputies located Liam McDuff, 19 years old, suffering from a single gunshot wound. McDuff was transported to Iberia Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Investigations responded to the scene and began their investigation. Detectives conducted interviews with numerous eyewitnesses and collected evidence. Detectives secured arrest warrants for the following individuals. Their charges are as follows:
Richard Perez (18 years old)
LA RS 14:25.30.1 Accessory After the Fact Second Degree Murder
LA RS 14:92.A11 Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile
Male Juvenile (15 years old)
LA RS 14:30.1 Second Degree Murder.
On December 15, 2020, Richard Perez was booked into the Iberia Parish Jail without incident. The juvenile was booked into a juvenile facility without incident.
Sheriff Romero stated he is very grateful for the overwhelming response from the multitude of individuals that witnessed this tragic incident. IPSO Deputies worked tirelessly to interview the many leads and eyewitnesses that ultimately lead to the identity of the suspect.
Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office received assistance from the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, 16th Judicial District Attorney’ Office, Louisiana State Police, New Iberia Police Department, Vermillion Parish Sheriff’s Department and Abbeville Police Department.
The investigation continues with the possibility of additional charges. Anyone with information regarding this case are urged to contact Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office at 337-369-3711.