Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Major Wendell Raborn says 23-year-old Joel Saenz has been charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder after allegedly shooting the victim in the head.

Investigators say the victim was preparing to leave Dollar General when Saenz's brother allegedly approached him and started a fight. That's when the suspect allegedly ran into the store and shot the victim, who is in critical condition at a Lafayette hospital.


The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office reporting that they were called out to a shooting that happened at around 10 o'clock last night at the Dollar General Store.

Iberia deputies arrived at the scene to find that a man had been shot in the head during some type of argument at the store.

Investigators have been interviewing the suspect in the case.

The victim was taken to a Lafayette hospital for continued treatment of the head wound.

Major Wendell Raborn says they will release more information about the shooting as the investigation unfolds.

The Dollar General Store were this took place was in the 6000 block of Highway 14.



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