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File Photo of Ascension Parish Sheriff's vehicle.

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG

DONALDSONVILLE — Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies are searching for the assailant who shoot and killed a 24-year-old Donaldsonville man Monday.

Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley said in a statement Tuesday that Sylvester Leblanc was shot on Third Street in Donaldsonville shortly before 9 p.m. Monday. 

Leblanc was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead a short while later, Wiley said.

Anyone with information on this case should contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office at (225) 621-4636, text the sheriff's anonymous tip line at 847411 from any cellular device or call the Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7868). To be eligible for a cash reward, tipsters must contact Crime Stoppers immediately.

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