Jul 2, 2011 11:35 PM by Chris Welty

Domestic Dispute Turns Deadly

A dispute on the roadways led to a shooting and a crash, leaving one man dead.

This all happening in Lafayette at around four o'clock Saturday near the intersection of University and Simcoe.

Two cars were involved, a man and a woman in two separate vehicles, and police say the man had a gun.

It all ended at University and Simcoe, the man inside the car, dead. Police say he was shooting at a woman driving another car, bullets hitting it twice.

"The disturbance between a male and female occurred at residence off of Willow Street. The female got into a vehicle to flee that area and the male subject then pursued her and there was some gun fire," said Corporal Paul Mouton with the Lafayette Police Department.

After the gunfire, the man lost control and hit a tree, but the woman continued to drive down University pulling over at an insurance agency. She was ok, but back down University, the man was dead not from the accident, but from a gunshot wound.

"This is too close for comfort. We've never had this in our neighborhood," said Pamela Brewer.

For twenty-one years, Brewer has lived along University in Lafayette. "I'm just saddened to see this. We're a pretty decent neighborhood," Brewer said.

Police meantime are looking for surveillance to help piece together exactly what happened along University Avenue.

"We try to seek out cameras not only from Lafayette Consolidated Government, but also business in the area. It's not uncommon for us to get video footage as they occur," said Mouton.

The big question now is how the man was shot. Again, he was the only one with a gun. Police are hoping autopsy results will show whether that gun shout wound was accidental or intentional.

Chris Welty



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