UPDATE 9:42 p.m. LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)– Sergeant Matthew Benoit with Lafayette Police says officers received a trespassing call just after midnight Sunday morning.
He says when officers arrived on the scene, they began searching for the trespassing suspect when they heard gunshots nearby.
Police arrested Patrick Narcisse, 52, of Lafayette, on the scene. He was charged with attempted second-degree murder and illegal discharge of a firearm.
“What occurred throughout the investigation was we were able to determine that multiple individuals traversed a large fence, and enclosed fence to that individual homeowner’s back yard or rear area of his property. At that point somewhere along that situation the homeowner fired some gunshots in the direction of those individuals.”
One of the juveniles was hit by a bullet and is in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say both boys were also arrested for attempted theft and trespassing.
LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Three people have been arrested following an early morning shooting in Lafayette, according to the Lafayette Police Department (LPD).
LPD said that the suspect was arrested and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center for attempted-second degree murder, and illegal discharge of a firearm. Two males were also arrested for attempted theft and trespassing.
LPD said that in the early morning hours of March 12, LPD responded to the 100 block of Verdun Street regarding a trespassing call.
Once officers arrived, gunshots were heard. LPD said that a suspect was then located and taken into custody.
During the investigation, it was learned that the suspect fired multiple shots at individuals who were trespassing in his fenced-in yard, according to LPD.
LPD said that one victim was located with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was transported to a hospital to be treated.
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