Lafayette Police say 34-year-old Arthur Ray Gotch shot a man during a fight the two had last night around 8 o'clockk in the 200 block of Paul Breaux Avenue.

Witnesses told police Gotch and the 31-year-old victim were fighting when Gotch allegedly shot the victim in the right leg.  The victim is in stable condition at a local hospital.

Gotch is said to be drving a charcoal gray 2007 Toyota Camry.


He is wanted on the following charges:

  • Attempted 2nd degree murder
  • Aggravated criminal damage to property
  • Felon in Possession of a firearm

Anyone with information on Gotch's whereabouts is asked to call the Lafayette Police Department or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 337-232-TIPS.