UPDATE: Scott shooting suspect arrested

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UPDATE: The woman suspected of shooting a man early Tuesday morning in Scott is now in custody.

According to Police Chief Chad Leger, 35-year-old Delana Francis surrendered to authorities just after 4:30 p.m. and was booked on a charge of attempted second degree murder.

The victim in this shooting, an unidentified male, told police that he had gotten into an argument with Franics, who then shot him and fled the area.

Francis is in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center with no bond.

SCOTT, La. (KLFY) – Scott Police Department is searching for a suspect in an early morning shooting.

Police say 35-year old Delana Francis is the suspect in the Tuesday morning shooting. Police say she is suspected of shooting a Lafayette man on a roadway in the northern area of Scott.

Investigators say the suspect and victim had gotten into an argument and when the victim tried to leave he was shot. The victim was able to call police as the suspect fled the scene.

Francis was last seen driving a 2016 Chrysler 200, black in color, with Louisiana license plate
897BKT. The vehicle was last seen traveling east on Gloria Switch but police believe she may be
hiding in the North Lafayette area.

Scott Police Department urges the public not to approach Francis as she may still be armed at
this time. If you know her whereabouts, please contact Scott Police Department at 337-233-3715,
Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 337-232-TIPS, or your local law enforcement agency.

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