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Suspect still sought in alleged revenge shooting

Posted: 12:28 PM, Feb 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-18 13:29:55-05

St. Landry Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Sunset woman and are searching for her brother in connection with an alleged revenge shooting involving her ex-boyfriend.

Rayonna Nicole Smith, 18, was booked with Principal to Attempted 1st Degree Murder and two counts Principal to Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property. Her bond has been set at $110,000.

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Rayonna Smith and Michael White courtesy St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office

They are looking for her brother, Michael White, whose last known address is Napoleon Ave in Sunset. He is wanted for 4 counts of attempted 1st degree murder, 1 count of felony in possession of a firearm, and 2 counts of aggravated criminal damage to property. He should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, don’t approach him. Call police.

The incident happened on February 9. Detectives investigated a shooting that happened on Christ the King Road in the Opelousas area. They found two trucks with bullet holes in them, as well as 26 shell casings from a pistol.

Two victims, neither of whom were struck by a bullet, talked to detectives. One of them said he broke up with his ex-girlfriend, Smith, and that since then she had been trying to get her brother, Michael White, to hurt him. He said he and the other victim had arrived at the Christ the King Road address for a party, and saw Smith there. After they saw her, they didn’t get out of their vehicles, but left the party, a spokesman said.

After driving a distance away, the two victims stopped to talk to each other. They saw a car coming toward them at a high rate of speed. Smith was driving, and White was the passenger, the victims told deputies. The car parked behind one of the trucks, and White got out and started arguing with the ex-boyfriend. He then allegedly reached into the car, pulled out a gun and started shooting at the ex-boyfriend, deputies say.

Both victims then fled in their vehicles, while being shot at.  The victim who was not the ex-boyfriend of Smith phoned her and asked why her brother was shooting at him.  Smith allegedly told the victim that he was at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Warrants were issued for Smith and White.  Detectives were able to arrest Smith on February 13, 2019 and are currently looking for White.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 337-948-8477 (TIPS) or download the P3 app on any mobile device to submit your tip anonymously.  All tips are confidential and you could earn up to a $1,000 cash reward.