NEW IBERIA, La. (KLFY) — The New Iberia Police Department (NIPD) has named suspects and issued arrest warrants for the people they believe are responsible for shooting an infant baby girl and her mother in the head during a drive-by attack. 

The following people are wanted in connection to the shooting:

  • Amiri Benoit
    • Seven counts of attempted first-degree murder
    • Aggravated criminal damage to property
    • Illegal use of weapons
    • Firearms in firearm free zone
  • Mactori Doucet
    • Seven counts of attempted first-degree murder
    • Aggravated criminal damage to property
    • Illegal use of weapons
    • Firearms in firearm free zone

Both victims were outside their home on the 200 block of C-V Jackson Drive when the shooting happened Friday night.

NIPD said four people and a baby were injured in the shooting. The baby is in critical condition, but every other victim is in stable condition, according to Chief D’Albor. However, the baby’s mother has permanently lost all vision in her left eye.

Both suspects are considered armed and dangerous. They were known to be traveling in a 2020 grey Dodge Challenger with a temporary Louisiana license plate that has the number 20209092.

“The investigative team has been working tirelessly to bring justice to the victims of this heinous crime,” Chief D’Albor said.

NIPD is asking that if the public has any information regarding this shooting or the suspects, call the Iberia Parish Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (337) 364-TIPS [8477] or use the P3App!