Lafayette Police are searching for a suspect wanted for a shooting in downtown Lafayette on  January 7.

Cpl. Karl Ratcliff said 59-year-old Troy Anthony Shay shot the victim  and fled on Vermilion Street following a drug deal that turned violent.

Lafayette Police have issued a warrant for Shay for attempted second degree murder.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Troy Shay is urged to contact the Lafayette Police Department or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.