(UPDATE) -- The alleged shooter in a July 23 incident was arrested at a home in Abbeville, according to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office.

According to Capt. Kip Judice, spokesperson for the sheriff's office, 23-year-old Mortimer Cottrell, Jr., was arrested Tuesday night by the U.S. Marshal's Task Force and Lafayette City Marshals.

Cottrell was transported from Abbeville and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center, where he is being held on a $125,000 bond, Judice said.

The two others arrested in connection with the shooting, 20-year-old Trey Prejean and 21-year-old Reginald Martin, were released on Aug. 6 and Aug. 1 respectively, Judice said.

The victim, a 34-year-old Duson resident, remains in stable condition at a local hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, Judice said.


(July 30, 2013) -- Twenty-year-old Trey Prejean and 21-year-old Reginald Martin, both of Duson, have been charged with attempted second degree murder for their alleged involvement in the shooting.

The victim still remains in stable condition at a local hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.


(July 25, 2013) -- Lafayette Parish Sheriff's deputies are still investigating a shooting that took place Tuesday night, July 23, in the 700 block of Third Street in Duson.

A caller to 911 reported that several shots had been fired in that area.

Deputies say they found a 34-year-old male victim had been shot twice with a high powered rifle.  The victim was shot once in the hip and once in the leg.  Authorities say his injuries were not life threatening.

The victim says that he was standing outside of his home on Third Street when a car pulled up with several men in it.

He says a back seat passenger got out of the car and began firing at the victim.

Deputies were able to track down the car, and they are processing it now for clues.

The victim is in stable condition at a local hospital.

The sheriff's office is asking anyone with information on the identities of the suspects to call Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS (8477).