Posted: Oct 5, 2009 5:22 PM by sleonard
Updated: Oct 5, 2009 5:22 PM
UPDATE: Wife involved in shooting that killed her husband has turned herself into police.
On Sunday, October 04, 2009, at approximately 4:40pm, the Broussard Police Department was dispatched to 119 Lafferty Dr in reference to a shooting in progress. The caller stated that his wife had shot him in the stomach.
Upon the officers arrival they observed the victim (Terrance L. Drayton B/M 33 years old of Jeanerette, LA) leaning against a FedEx truck in the front driveway of the business with multiple gun shot wounds. The victim advised that his wife and he were having problems and she had called him earlier but he hung up. She later drove up to the back of the business of the FedEx company where he was working, she got out of the car and shot him Four times, after a short struggle he was able to get the gun away from her. The suspect, Amanda Jones Jackson 1/13/67 42 year old of New Iberia, LA , then fled the scene in a Blue Mazda 6 with Texas plates possibly headed back to the New Iberia area. The suspect is facing charges of attempted murder and we are still looking for her at this time.
The victim was transported to a local hospital in stable condition with 4 gun shots, one in the stomach, one in the arm and two in the leg. He is in surgery at a local hospital at this time.
This case is still under investigation and Detectives are following up on leads. Anyone with information about this crime or the whereabouts of the suspect is asked to contact the Broussard Police Department at 837-6259.