LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL News) - A Lafayette man is behind bars and his victim is fortunate to be alive after a barricade ended peacefully on Sunday.
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The evening didn't start out peacefully, though, as 33-year-old Ikaika Lindon allegedly went to the victim's home in the 200 block of Lasalle Street, began a verbal altercation with him, then pulled out a handgun and hit the victim with it. Lafayette Police responded to the scene around 5:30 p.m.
Once authorities discovered Lindon was barricading alone inside the victim's home and refusing to come out, the LPD SWAT team and negotiators were deployed.
Lafayette Police say Lindon came out of the home and surrendered to officers around 8:15 p.m.
Lindon has been charged with one count of Aggravated Battery and one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
Unfortunately, it was a violent weekend in Lafayette Parish as one shooting left a child dead, two Lafayette police officers seriously injured, and an adult female and another child wounded.
The area now known as downtown Lafayette was first settled 200 years ago. While the street grid of that original settlement is the same as it was then, the rest of the city has grown and changed exponentially. Let's take a look at some of those changes by taking a look at some of the forgotten facts in Lafayette history.
The History Behind Lafayette's Street Names
We drive them on a daily basis. Some are smoother than others. Some we use more frequently than others. Some randomly start, end, and/or change names. They're the streets of Lafayette. The names behind many of these streets have interesting histories. We take a look at where those names come from and the impact their namesakes have had on the city and the parish.