Oct 22, 2009 12:08 PM by sleonard

Victim hospitalized after shot in the back

On October 22, 2009, at approximately 3:00 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 400 block of St. Antoine Street regarding a shooting. According to the victim and witnesses, the victim was exiting a residence he was visiting and was confronted by two masked suspects outside. The suspects produced handguns and demanded money from the victim. In an attempt to evade the suspects, the victim attempted to flee on foot. The suspects fired several shots in the direction of the victim, striking the victim once in the lower back. The victim was transported to an area hospital and is listed in stable condition. The suspects, described as two young black males with one wearing a black bandana, fled the area by unknown means.

Anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the suspects is encouraged to call the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.



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