Lafayette police have released the name of a suspected burglar who was fatally shot by an unidentified homeowner.
According to police, the suspect has been identified as 46 year old Ramsey Demouchet of Lafayette Police say the home owner saw Demouchet going into his house in the one hundred block of California Street.
The homeowner was across the street, but he grabbed a gun and confronted Demouchet from outside a window. According to police reports, the homeowner fired two shots through the window.
Police say the suspect Demouchet then ran out of the house, was shot at two more times, before collapsing in the backyard, where he was found by police and neighbor Calvin Francis.
"About eleven o'clock last night got into the house was home inside with my family heard someone yell outside. Proceeded to go out the front door to go and see what it was before I could get outside heard a gunshot so at that time I went ahead and called 911 Lafayette PD en route. While I'm on the phone with the 911 dispatcher I heard a second shot told the dispatcher exactly what was going on she said ok I'll have the police on their way, while waiting for the police to get here the dogs started barking and running towards the backyard was trying to make the decision if I was going to come outside or not didn't heard a third a gun shot and at that time I called 911 again at that time I got on the back line talked to Lafayette PD dispatcher advised me that police were in the area and were coming so I went ahead and stayed inside" said Francis.
After a fourth shot, Francis says, he finally came out of his house and found the lifeless suspect with his head against this fence only inches from a live electrical wire.
I have this electrical hot shot wire because of my dogs to make sure they don't get out of the yard from the sounds of the guy yelling last night it sounds like he touched this trying to get out of the yard and I think that's what prevented him and he stayed in the yard there."
Police say the homeowner was taken into custody, interviewed and then released. He hasn't been charged in the fatal shooting, but authorities say the investigation continues.
UPDATE:Police Continue Investigation in Overnight Shooting
Lafayette, LA - Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department have identified the deceased victim in the overnight shooting in the 100 block of California Street.The deceasedwas identified as Ramsey Demouchet, 46, of Lafayette.The investigation is ongoing.Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call Lafayette Police Department or 232-TIPS.
Police Investigate Overnight Shooting on California
Lafayette, LA – On August 24, 2014 at approximately 11:00 pm, Lafayette Police responded to the 100 block of California Street regarding a shooting.Lafayette Police arrived and located a 46 year old male of Lafayette, deceased in the backyard of the residence.Responding officers located the shooter in the immediate area.It was reported to officers by the shooter that he observed an unknown person entering his residence across the street without his permission.The owner of the residence allegedly armed himself with a gun and went to the residence to investigate.Once at the residence he confronted the alleged burglar through the window and fired two shots at him.The victim exited the residence and the homeowner fired two more shots at the victim, the victim ran into the backyard.The homeowner returned to his home and called 911 and reported the incident.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.The investigation is ongoing at this time.
Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.
1808 Eraste Landry Rd, PO Box 90665,
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