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Scott Police: Man in dispute with neighbor, fires gun

A Scott man is being held without bond after firing a gun striking his neighbor during a dispute, according to police. 

It happened Tuesday morning around 7:30 a.m.

Scott Police Chief Chad Leger said officers responded to the 100 Block of Marina Loop to a disturbance with weapons between neighbors.

Eldridge Thomas Jr. reportedly left the scene in his truck along with a woman who was later identified as his wife, Leger said.  

Shortly thereafter, a Scott police officer located Thomas’ vehicle and attempted to stop him.

They say he refused to stop for officers and a brief pursuit ensued.

He surendered shortly thereafter and was taken into custody, Leger said.  

An investigation has revealed that Thomas was involved in an argument with his neighbor, retrieved a firearm from his home, and discharged it at his neighbor.

The neighbor, according to Leger, was struck by one of the bullets and rushed to a local hospital for the treatment.  

He is now listed in stable condition.

Thomas was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on charges of attempted 2nd degree murder, home invasion and aggravated flight from an officer.

An investigation is still on-going, police said. 

 


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