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Louisiana Man Who Fatally Shot Another Man In Front Of Two Children Arrested

Source: Terrebonne Parish County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

Philip Anthony Fuchs.

Sep. 3 2022, Published 4:36 p.m. ET

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A Louisiana man who police say fatally shot another man in front of two children was arrested, according to the Terrebonne Parish County Sheriff's Office.

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Philip Anthony Fuchs, of Houma, Louisiana, called police to turn himself in after leaving the scene of the shooting, according to the sheriff's office. He is charged with second-degree murder and remains in the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex with no bond.

A little before 11 p.m. Sept. 1, deputies received several calls about gunshots heard in the 200 block of Paulette Street. When officers arrived, they found a man dead from a gunshot wound to the upper torso. The victim was identified, but police have not yet released the name to the public.

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Shortly after the call about gunshots, the TPSO received a call from Fuchs, who told police he was responsible for the shooting before leaving the scene. Deputies went to Fuchs' residence and took him into custody.

Fuchs told police that the shooting was the result of a disturbance between the two men, according to police. Police also learned that two children were on scene at the time of the shooting and ran to a nearby residence and called 911.

“As always, I ask for patience and privacy for the victim’s family, and all involved in this incident. This is an extremely tragic event, that should not have happened. Our Detectives will continue to investigate the matter thoroughly and completely, to bring a conclusion to those involved. I commend the job done by our Patrol Deputies and Detectives, who responded quickly and took control of a very unfortunate situation," Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet said.


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