The Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal says deputies were called out to an area hospital to investigate after a man came in for treatment of a gunshot wound to his leg.

Investigators learned that 18-year-old Kenneth Broussard Jr. of St. Martinville allegedly fired a shot at his father, hitting the man in the leg.

Detectives say the two were involved in a verbal altercation.

Broussard was charged with two charges:

  • Attempted 2nd Degree Murder
  • Illegal Possession of Stolen Firearm

Broussard was booked into the Iberia Parish Jail.