Victim identified in fatal Clinton double shooting

Eric Martin (Source: East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office)
Eric Martin (Source: East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office)

CLINTON, LA (WAFB) - Officials have released the name of the victim in the shooting that happened Friday in a small community near Clinton, LA.

The shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. at a home on Highway 10, near Smith Road, just east of Clinton, LA. One person was killed and another was injured in the double shooting.

The victim has been identified as 38-year-old John Goudeau, Jr. The second person who was shot has not been identified and is still recovering in the hospital.

Detective Don Mackey said four people were involved in a shooting that happened there. He believes it was the end of an ongoing feud between two guys.

Mackey said two people in a white-colored car followed two others who were traveling in a silver-colored car. One of the men in the silver car lives at the house where the shooting took place.

Detectives said when one of the men stepped out of the car, shots were fired. One man in the white car was killed. One man in the silver car was taken to the hospital.

Investigators believe the person who fired from the white car was carrying a SKS rifle but they still haven't determined who fired first.

Deputies arrested 26-year-old Eric Martin and charged him with attempted second degree murder.

The other man in the silver car was taken into custody for questioning.

State police are assisting in the investigation.

Martin was previously arrested in connection with a deadly shooting outside a St. Francisville nightclub in late 2009.

Anyone with information regarding Friday's shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 344-7867. Callers will remain anonymous.

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