Man inside home killed by bullet that came through wall

Jim Hanzo
February 11, 2019 - 9:38 am

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office said a 19-year-old man has died as a result of an overnight shooting in the Rita community in Lockport.  

Alton Adams, of Bayou Blue died at the scene. The investigation is continuing, and no suspects are in custody.

At around 10:25 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, deputies responded to a call of a shooting in the 100 block of East Fontinelle Street in Lockport. Deputies arrived and found Adams was inside his mother’s residence when the shooting occurred.  One of the rounds penetrated the residence and struck Adams.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  Witnesses reported hearing several gunshots.

The investigation into this shooting is continuing.  Anyone with any information on this case is asked to submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at

Tips can also be submitted using the P3 Tips app on your mobile device. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.

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