On the morning of 12/31/12, the Abbeville Police responded to Abbeville General Hospital where they learned that a subject had been shot and was being treated for injuries.
After speaking to hospital personnel, the officers learned that the shooting took place at a residence on Solomon Street. The officers located and processed the scene on Solomon Street and also located the suspect, Deion Bessard (19). Bessard was interviewed by officers and later charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder.
The victim was transferred from Abbeville General to Lafayette General where he is being treated for a gunshot wound to the head area. Harold Dean Daigle was also arrested and charged with Obstruction of Justice in connection with this investigation.
Both Daigle and Bessard were transported to VPCC on the above charges.