Mamou Man Charged With Attempted Second Degree Murder Following Weekend Shooting
EUNICE, La. (KPEL) -- A Eunice man is in stable condition at a Lafayette hospital after he was shot twice in the leg during an argument.
Deputy Chief Varden Guillory with the Eunice Police Department says officers received a 911 call about a shooting. When police arrived at the scene, they learned the victim had already been taken to Acadian Medical Center for treatment.
The victim, 20-year-old Jacob Courville, told police he had been arguing with 20-year-old Tyler Blanchard when Blanchard allegedly pulled out a gun and started shooting at him.
Courville says he tried to run toward a nearby store, but he fell when he was shot twice in the leg.
Blanchard fled the area, but he was later arrested at a home on Mill Street, Guillory says. Inside the home, Guillory says officers found a .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol, several magazines, and ammunition for the gun.
Blanchard was booked into the Eunice City Jail on charges of attempted second degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, illegal possession of a stolen firearm, illegal carrying of weapons, simple battery, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Blanchard is being held without bond.