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Rojae Dumas

A shooting outside a convenience store in Vacherie on Saturday morning left one man dead and his stepson arrested, according to St. James Parish Sheriff Wily Martin Jr.

Deputies responded to reports of a shooting shortly after 11 a.m. at Wag-A-Pac convenience store and found Reynald Jackson, 47, of Vacherie lying facedown in the parking lot with multiple gunshot wounds, Martin said in a news release. Jackson died at the scene.

Detectives identified Jackson's stepson, Rojae Dumas, 26, as a suspect in the shooting, and Dumas turned himself in Saturday afternoon after family members encouraged him to do so, Martin said. 

Dumas, 13154 Willow Street, was arrested on second-degree murder and booked into the St. James Parish jail awaiting bond. 

Compiled from staff reports. To contact a crime reporter at The Advocate, email or call (225) 388-0369.