UPDATE: According to Lafayette Police, Rickey J Herbert III has been arrested and faces charges of second-degree murder, attempted simple robbery, and simple battery.
Police said after further investigation, Herbert III tried to take the victim’s gun from him while making threats to kill him. The victim fired one shot, striking Herbert III.
Herbert III was treated for the gunshot wound and upon his release from the hospital, he was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.
ORIGINAL STORY: LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – One victim is in the hospital after an altercation on Friday turned into a shooting.
According to Lafayette Police, officers responded to the 1700 block of North University Avenue on Friday around Noon after receiving reports of a shooting. On arrival, officers found a male suffering from a single gunshot wound. The male was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was on the scene when officers arrived and were taken into custody without incident.
Investigations indicate two male individuals were involved in a physical altercation. During the altercation one of the individuals pulled a gun and fired a shot, which struck the victim. Detectives are on scene, and the investigation is ongoing.
If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Lafayette Police Department at 337-291-8600.