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Vacherie Man Indicted on Murder and Attempted Murder Charges

          On last week, a St. James Parish Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment on 19-year-old Maurice Honor of 22777 Kilmer St. Vacherie, LA, for the charges of 1st Degree Murder, Attempted 1st Degree Murder, and Attempted Armed Robbery. 

        On November 4, 2021, St. James Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Vacherie area in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies located 16-year-old David Harris of Vacherie, deceased in the passenger seat of a parked car. Detectives arrived and began processing the scene. Detectives learned that the shooting had occurred at another location, and the driver fled the area after the gunfire. Detectives learned that the occupants of the vehicle were seated in the car when approached by several individuals with one subject pointing a gun through the window and demanding the occupants to give up everything they had on their persons. At this time the driver attempted to flee. At this time multiple gunshots were fired into the car. Detectives were able to identify Maurice Honor as a suspect in the shooting. Detectives obtained a warrant of arrest for Honor who was subsequently booked into the St. James Parish Jail. 

          Assistant District Attorney Bruce Mohon is the lead prosecutor on this case.