Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a Thibodaux man wanted for the murder of a 29-year-old Raceland man has surrendered to deputies. Brhian Thomas (age 37) has been booked on a warrant for Second Degree Murder in the shooting death of Deeric Raymond which occurred early Monday morning.
At around 1:25 a.m. on Monday, September 4, deputies responded to a shooting in Solar Trailer Park in Thibodaux. Upon arrival, deputies located Raymond sitting in a car with a gunshot wound on the right side of his torso. He was transported to Thibodaux Regional Medical Center for treatment where he passed away a short time later. Through investigation, detectives learned Thomas and another man were involved in a physical altercation when Raymond attempted to intervene and break up the fight. After the two were separated, Thomas brandished a handgun and fired multiple rounds, one of which struck Raymond. Thomas fled the scene following the incident.
Thomas turned himself in at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on Wednesday afternoon, and he was booked with one count of Second Degree Murder. His bond is set at $500,000.
Detectives say the investigation into the incident is continuing, and additional charges are possible.