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Twin brothers arrested in connection with St. Martinville shooting

18-year-old twin brothers Jamir and Jakil Sophus (Source: St. Martinville PD/ WAFB) 18-year-old twin brothers Jamir and Jakil Sophus (Source: St. Martinville PD/ WAFB)
Jakil Sophus (Source: St. Martinville PD) Jakil Sophus (Source: St. Martinville PD)
Jamir Sophus (Source: St. Martinville PD) Jamir Sophus (Source: St. Martinville PD)

Police in St. Martinville have arrested a set of twin brothers in connection with an early Sunday morning shooting that killed one woman and injured two others.

Police say there was a private party being held at the Casino Lounge in the 1000 block of South Main Street. When patrons were exiting the building, several fights broke out near the corner of Main Street and Dernier Street.

An officer working detail at the club radioed in a call just after midnight of shots fired. When officers arrived at the scene, they found 21-year-old Daijuan Stewart suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

According to police a second round of shots were fired a block away near Dernier St. and Washington St. When officers arrived to that scene, they discovered two females who had been struck while traveling east on Dernier. Both of the girls were taken to a hospital in New Iberia. One of the women, 23-year-old Bianca Davis, died from her injuries.

Police later arrested 18-year-old twin brothers Jakil and Jamir Sophus and booked them into the St. Martinville Parish Jail where they have both been charged in the shootings.

Jakil Sophus has been charged with attempted first degree murder and aggravated second degree battery.

Jamir Sophus has been charged with second degree murder and two counts of attempted second degree murder.

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