DONALDSONVILLE — Two men were arrested Monday in the shooting death last week of a 24-year-old Donaldsonville man and the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for a third man, Lt. Col. Ward Webb said.
The victim, Sylvester Leblanc, was shot on Third Street in Donaldsonville shortly before 9 p.m. on Oct. 23. He was taken to a hospital and died a short time later, Webb said.
The two arrested Monday are Shawn Burd, 27, 131 Lillian Drive, Plattenville, and Theophilus Joseph, 37, 1012 St. Patrick St., Donaldsonville.
Burd was booked into the Ascension Parish Prison on a count of principal to second-degree murder, Webb said.
Joseph was booked on counts of second-degree murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, illegal use of weapons and two counts of distribution/possession with the intent to distribute a controlled and dangerous substance, Webb said.
The Sheriff's Office is also looking for Jarmaine Gibson, also known as "Big G," in Leblanc's death, Webb said.