Victim in critical condition after Berwick shooting; suspect faces attempted murder charge
A 23-year-old Berwick woman has been charged with attempted murder, and another woman is in critical condition after a shooting Tuesday night in Berwick, Police Chief James Richard said.
Matilda Amos, 23, of Todd Street in Berwick, was arrested at 4 a.m. today on the charge of attempted second-degree murder. Amos is in jail with no bail set.
Police received a report at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday of a gunshot at or near a Todd Street residence, Richard said. Upon arrival, officers found a female victim lying in the front yard of a home on Todd Street with a gunshot wound to the head, he said.
The victim was transported by Acadian Ambulance to Teche Regional Medical Center and then airlifted to a New Orleans hospital, Richard said.
As of this morning, the victim was listed in critical but stable condition, Richard said. Police haven’t determined any possible motive for the shooting, and are still investigating the incident, he said.
Berwick police issued a be-on-the-lookout advisory for Amos, and an Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped her vehicle and apprehended her, Richard said. St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office also personnel assisted Berwick police in the investigation.