Lafayette Shooting Suspect At-Large, Another Wounded
Lafayette police officers arrested one suspect, and are searching for another, involved in an exchange of bullets with law enforcement early Sunday morning.
Police Spokesperson Cpl. Paul Mouton told our news partner, KATC, officers pulled over a vehicle that was carrying 23-year-old Devontray Breaux and three others on Spring Street around 1 a.m. Sunday.
Breaux was being sought by police for a simple battery charge he earned from a domestic disturbance earlier that evening.
The suspects exited the vehicle's back seat and began firing pistols at the officers who shielded themselves from gunfire with the police vehicle.
Police caught up with one of the shooters, Tyrone Wardlaw, who was found nearby hiding from officers with a gunshot wound to the leg. He was arrested on two counts of attempted first-degree murder.
Breaux, the other shooter, evaded officers. Warrants were issued for his arrest on two charges of attempted first-degree murder.
Additional officers responded to the scene, securing the driver and the other passenger in the vehicle.
Upon investigating the residence at 230 Spring St. (where the vehicle had just left from), officers discovered an undisclosed amount of narcotics.
KATC reported, according to Lafayette Police Department policy, both officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave.
The shooting is being investigated by the Lafayette Police Department and overseen by Louisiana State Police.