On Sunday, September 24, 2023, about 9:10 PM, Police Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department of the Vieux-Fort Police Station received and responded to a report of a shooting at Bruceville, Vieux Fort.
On arrival at the scene, the officers observed the motionless body of a male individual lying on the road. This individual was later identified as 23-year-old Ryan Henry of Bruceville, Vieux-Fort. Initial inquiries revealed that moments before the shooting occurred, Henry had arrived at the scene on-board a motor vehicle.
A lone gunman emerged, and discharged several rounds in his direction. Ryan Henry was transported to the St. Jude Hospital, where he was pronounced dead by a medical doctor. This matter is being actively investigated as a homicide.
According to police, over the past few weeks, they have demonstrated a commitment to combating crime and ensuring the safety of citizens. Further, despite the relentless efforts of criminal elements, they remain resolute in their mission to protect and serve.
“We want to assure the public that we will continue to stand strong against criminal activities. However, we cannot do it alone. We need your help. Your contribution is invaluable in our fight against crime. The information you provide will be treated with the utmost confidentiality, and you can trust that your anonymity will be protected,” police said in a statement.