Accused Shooter Booked on 1st Degree Murder Charge

Published: 08-03-2023 | Category: Troop I

Accused Shooter Booked on 1st Degree Murder Charge

Update: Louisiana State Police Investigators have charged 23-year-old Vonteeko Lamar Anderson with 1st Degree Murder following the officer-involved shooting death of a Ville Platte City Marshal. Anderson was rebooked into the Evangeline Parish Jail on August 2, 2023, shortly after 6:30 P.M.

Anderson was already being held in the jail following an investigative search preceding the Ville Platte shooting on Monday, July 31st. During that search, a weapon was found along with illegal narcotics. He was booked on the following charges: 

·       Possession of a firearm with certain CDS offenses or while committing a crime of violence

·       Manufacture, distribute or possess with intent to distribute schedule I CDS


Original news release:

August 1, 2023

Louisiana State Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting

Ville Platte- On July 31, 2023, shortly after 8:30 P.M., the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office requested Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations to investigate an officer-involved shooting on the 100 block of W. Beauregard Street in the city of Ville Platte. At least two subjects were shot and transported to local hospitals with critical injuries; one of those subjects later died. One officer was shot and pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information and/or pictures and video is urged to share that information with LSP Detectives by calling 337-332-8080.

In addition to the option above, citizens can anonymously report information through the Louisiana State Police online reporting system by visiting or calling the LSP Fusion Center Hotline at 1-800-434-8007.

This is an active investigation and information will be updated as it becomes available.

Contact Information:
TFC Thomas Gossen    
Louisiana State Police
Troop I Public Affairs 
Office: (337) 262-5880