GPD expects to make arrests soon in Friday homicide

The Gonzales Police Department is still investigating the shooting death of Mekhi Darville, which occurred on Friday night, November 11th, at Fuel Smart parking lot in Gonzales. Our Detectives have leads and are making progress. We are continuing to receive information from the community and additional sources, and appreciate their willingness to come forward and assist.

Through the course of the investigation, we have learned that the death of Mr. Darville was a tragic unrelated event, stemming from the escalation of an ongoing social media feud between two groups of juveniles.

Mekhi Darville was not associated with or a participant in this feud. Investigators believe that Mekhi Darville was simply the driver of the vehicle that the one of groups of juveniles were passengers in, when the two groups encountered each other by happenstance.

Gonzales Police Department Investigators believe that arrests are forthcoming shortly

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Gonzales Police Department 225-647-9583 or to Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP