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Branch homicide victim identified, one suspect wanted

Posted: 1:48 PM, Feb 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-16 15:27:32-04
Tyla Meche and Kervee Woodard
Tyla Meche and Kervee Woodard courtesy Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office

The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office says that the victim in a Branch homicide over the weekend has been identified and the search for a suspect involved continues .

The victim of the shooting is being identified as 32-year-old Matthew Mark Briscoe of Church Point.

APSO is still looking for a woman, 34-year-old Tyla Meche of Church Point in connection with the homicide. Another person, Kirvee Woodard, 38, of Church Point was arrested Sunday morning following a search in Branch.

Sheriff’s deputies say that Meche, Woodard, and Briscoe were traveling in a vehicle in the Branch area Sunday morning. During an argument, one of the occupant allegedly shot Briscoe.

Briscoe, according to deputies, died from that single gunshot wound.