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  • Police: 6 hurt in shooting outside Alaska bar

    September 14, 2014 7:54 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Police say six people were injured, one critically, in a shooting outside a bar in Alaska, and the suspects remain at large. A group of family members and friends was outside the Kodiak Bar and Grill in Anchorage at 4:25 a.m. Sunday when one of the... more »
  • Taco Bell parking lot shooting

    August 16, 2014 5:06 PM

    Early Saturday, August 16, Lafayette Police responded to shots fired in the 2400 block of West Congress Street. When officers arrived to the parking lot of Taco Bell, two male victims said they were sitting in their vehicle when two suspects in the parking lot called for them to... more »
  • Road rage shooting in Lafayette

    August 16, 2014 4:53 PM

    Lafayette police are investigating a road rage incident that took place Friday, August 15, at approximately 4:00 pm in the 100 block of E. Martial Avenue. According to the victim, while operating his vehicle on Martial Avenue, the driver of a different vehicle became enraged with him, and fired... more »
  • Anderson Street Shooting Arrest in New Iberia

    July 27, 2014 5:45 PM

    Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office have arrested a suspect in the Anderson Street shooting that took place on Saturday, July 26. Forest Hogan, 23 of New Iberia, has been arrested for Attempted First Degree Murder and Armed Robbery. Hogan was arrested on Sunday, July 27 at 5:30 a.m. at a... more »
  • Iberia Shooting on Rosalie Street

    July 26, 2014 11:37 PM

    Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating a shooting incident which occurred Saturday, July 26 at approximately 7:30 p.m. Preliminary reports place deputies in the 600 block of Rosalie Street, where they discovered a 29-year-old male victim with a gun shot wound in his leg. According to the... more »
  • 83-year-old arrested for road rage shooting

    July 20, 2014 7:53 PM

    MIAMI - An 83-year-old man is in custody after he shot at another driver in a road-rage incident in Miami. The shooting occurred Friday afternoon at Northwest Seventh Street and Northwest 12th Avenue. Miami police said the driver of a white Acura, identified as Miguel Garcia, was leaving... more »
  • Shooting deaths of 4 horses in Utah prompt outrage

    July 19, 2014 8:39 PM

    SYRACUSE, Utah (AP) - The shooting deaths of four thoroughbred horses in Utah are prompting outrage and a $5,000 reward for the prosecution of those responsible. Richard Sanders of Sunset said he returned home from a trip Tuesday to learn the horses were killed in their corral in nearby Syracuse,... more »
  • Man Involved in Deputy Shooting Identified

    July 13, 2014 4:51 PM

    Louisiana State Police have confirmed a male subject shot by an Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office deputy has died. Trooper Brooks David says the Iberia Parish Coroner's Office pronounced 33 year old Coty Champagne dead late Saturday night. Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office received a call around 8 p.m. Saturday... more »
  • Iberia Deputy Involved Shooting Update

    July 13, 2014 12:05 AM

    Just after 8 p.m. Saturday, July 12, Iberia Parish Sheriff's Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Evangeline Street in New Iberia. According to Louisiana State Police, an Iberia Parish Sheriff Deputy was put into a deadly encounter when a male subject came to the... more »
  • Brich Drive Shooting Suspect Turns Himself In

    July 5, 2014 6:00 PM

    On July 4, Lafayette Police were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 300 block of Birch Drive around 6:50 p.m. Officers say the victim intervened in a verbal altercation between his mother and the suspect. At that time, the suspect produced a handgun and allegedly shot the victim... more »
  • Police: 7 injured during Bourbon Street shooting

    June 29, 2014 12:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Police say seven people have been injured during a shooting on Bourbon Street. Police spokesman Frank Robertson says in a statement that the incident happened about 2:45 a.m. Sunday in the 700 block of Bourbon Street. He says the unidentified victims were taken to... more »
  • Louisiana man held in fatal SW Indiana shooting

    June 21, 2014 4:32 PM

    PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) - Police in southwestern Indiana have arrested a Louisiana man who they say fatally shot another man in the head during a fight outside a home. Fifty-three-year-old Claude Arender of Choushatta, Louisiana, was being held Saturday on $500,000 bond in the Gibson County Jail in Princeton, about... more »
  • Jefferson Street Night Club; Grant Street Shooting

    June 15, 2014 12:30 PM

    On June 15, 2014, around 2 a.m. Lafayette Police in the downtown area responded to a gun shot fired inside of a night club. When officers arrived at the club, located in the 200 block of Jefferson Street, they discovered an injured man and two injured women. Two of... more »
  • 1 Arrested;1 in critical condition after home invasion

    June 14, 2014 12:55 PM

    On Friday, June 13, residents of a home in the 300 block of Fontelieu Drive in New Iberia alerted police of a home invasion and shooting. Officers report three male suspects, one armed with a rifle, entered the residence which was occupied by three adults and two children. Once... more »
  • Two Arrested in Shooting Near 8th Street

    June 14, 2014 12:06 PM

    On Saturday, June 14, 2014, Lafayette Police arrested Elijah Jones (23) of Lafayette and Miles Boudreaux (22) of Lafayette in connection with a shooting. Around 3:15 a.m., a Lafayette Police Officer heard gun shots near the intersection of 8th Street and East Simcoe Street. While observing the area, the... more »
  • 2 Arrested in Iles des Cannes shooting

    May 24, 2014 6:08 PM

    On Saturday May 24, 2014, Detectives with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 30 year old Sergio Vasquez and 23 year old Magdalena Rojas in connection with a homicide in Iles des Cannes earlier this week. Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Deputies responded to a shooting on Scottsdale Road shortly after... more »
  • 7 dead in drive-by shooting near UC Santa Barbara

    May 24, 2014 1:01 PM

    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - A drive-by shooter went on a nighttime rampage near a Santa Barbara university campus that left seven people dead, including the attacker, and seven others wounded, authorities said Saturday. The gunman got into two gun battles with deputies Friday night in the beachside community of Isla... more »
  • Levee district wants shooting range closed

    May 11, 2014 12:16 PM

    GALLIANO, La. (AP) - The South Lafourche Levee District has asked a judge to halt the operation of a Galliano gun range out of fear for those working on nearby levees. Eymard's Shooting Academy just off Louisiana Highway 3235 is popular with bayou country shooting enthusiasts down the bayou, but... more »
  • Two Teens Victims in South Sterling Street Shooting

    May 10, 2014 6:13 PM

    Just after 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, Lafayette police responded to a shooting in the 800 block of South Sterling Street. When officers arrived on the scene they discovered two teenaged victims. One of the victims was shot in the calf and the other victim was struck in the ankle.... more »
  • Homeless man hospitalized after Monroe shooting

    April 26, 2014 8:56 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe police are searching for a suspect in the shooting of a homeless man. The News Star reports police responded to a call early Saturday and found 31-year-old Casey R. Williams lying unresponsive on the ground with a single gunshot wound to the neck. Williams was... more »
  • Lawyer: shooting defendant mentally impaired

    April 5, 2014 10:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Defense lawyers say a 57-year-old Slaughter man is mentally disabled and therefore cannot be executed if he is convicted of killing two people and wounding a third at a Baton Rouge construction firm in 2009. The Advocate reports that lawyers for Richard Matthews filed court... more »
  • 3 La. teens dead after Friday night shooting

    March 29, 2014 5:04 PM

    BAKER, La. (AP) - Police in Baker, La., say two teenage boys and a 15-year-old girl were killed when gunfire broke out at a birthday party at a privately owned club. Baker Police Chief Mike Knaps said the girl died at the scene of the late Friday night shooting. Two... more »
  • 2 men killed in shooting near Port of New Orleans

    March 5, 2014 8:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating an overnight double homicide. The shooting happened late Tuesday night as Mardi Gras was winding down in a parking lot near the Port of New Orleans. Police say a 25-year-old man was found dead inside a car and a 28-year-old man... more »
  • Police: 4 dead after La. shootings, 3 injured

    December 27, 2013 6:25 AM

    RACELAND, La. (AP) - A southern Louisiana man attacked his former in-laws and the head of a hospital where he'd worked, killing three - including his wife - before killing himself, authorities said. The shootings happened about 45 miles southwest of New Orleans on Thursday, the first reported by Lafourche... more »
  • Man dies after shooting in Monroe

    October 25, 2013 9:10 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Police say a man is dead following a shooting that occurred in Monroe. Sgt. Mark Johnson tells T he News-Star police responded to a shooting call reported at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Johnson says officers found a man identified as Tiant McGee lying in the front... more »
  • Family Mourns After Fiance & Father is Murdered

    October 13, 2013 9:15 PM

    The Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a murder near Mamou. It happened before 5:00 Saturday afternoon on Reeton School Road off LA 13. Detectives say one person was shot and later died at the hospital. Saturday afternoon, Crystal Reed's life changed forever. Deputies knocking on her front... more »
  • Suspect arrested in deadly Mardi Gras day shooting

    September 3, 2013 4:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police have arrested a suspect in a man's fatal shooting on Mardi Gras day. The police department says 24-year-old Devin Waterhouse was arrested last Friday in connection with the Feb. 12 death of 22-year-old Kiran Harris, who was shot in the head. Detectives took... more »
  • 11-year-old girl dies after shooting at N.O. home

    September 3, 2013 4:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gunmen opened fire on a New Orleans home early Monday, fatally wounding an 11-year-old girl and injuring another child and a man, police said. Arabian Gayles was shot in the head just after midnight and died at an area hospital later in the morning, according to... more »
  • Boy accused of shooting 90-year-old relative

    August 23, 2013 9:10 AM

    SLAUGHTER, La. (AP) - East Feliciana Parish sheriff's deputies said an 8-year-old boy shot and killed a 90-year-old woman at a mobile home park near Slaughter. Sgt. Kevin Garig tells The Advocate the identities of both the shooter and the victim are being withheld to protect the identity of the... more »
  • Security guard cleared in nightclub shooting

    August 15, 2013 9:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury has declined to indict a security guard who fatally shot Corey Kaufman in August 2012 outside a Baton Rouge nightclub. Afterward, Kaufman's mother vowed to keep fighting for the justice she said her 32-year-old son deserves. The Advocate... more »
  • Man accused of shooting pregnant woman in Gonzales

    August 15, 2013 9:08 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies say an eight-months-pregnant woman hit by gunfire was rushed to a hospital where she underwent emergency delivery of her baby and surgical treatment of her bullet wounds. Deputies tell The Advocate 25-year-old Kenyia Houston, of Gonzales, and her newborn baby are both... more »
  • Ark.-Pine Bluff linebacker killed in shooting

    July 24, 2013 8:42 AM

    PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff says a freshman walk-on linebacker was shot to death outside his home in Louisiana. The university says 20-year-old Lydell Hartford Jr. died early Tuesday at his home in Waggaman, La. Authorities say Hartford was fatally shot by a... more »
  • Arrest made in shooting death of 16-year-old

    July 19, 2013 8:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police officers arrested an 18-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a 16-year-old boy while the boy was walking home on June 12. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely tells The Advocate Isaiah Combs was booked Wednesday with first-degree murder. McKneely says police arrested Combs shortly after... more »
  • Ponchatoula man indicted in fatal shooting

    June 25, 2013 8:48 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - A Tangipahoa Parish grand jury has indicted an 18-year-old man in the fatal shooting of a 39-year-old woman that led to a two-day search. The Advocate reports Ryan Pourciau, of Ponchatoula, was charged Monday with one count of second-degree murder. He is scheduled for arraignment June... more »
  • Shooting on Paradise Street

    June 5, 2013 6:24 AM

    Lafayette, LA - On June 5, 2013, at approximately 2:50 am, Lafayette Police responded to a shooting in the 100 block of Paradise Street. According to investigators, two masked suspects armed with handguns forcefully entered the residence. Once inside the home, the suspects exchanged gunfire with the resident. One of... more »
  • 2 Dead in Patterson Shooting

    June 5, 2013 6:22 AM

    At approximately 2215 Patterson Police Department received a call from 911 and multiple calls from citizens in regards to a domestic violence dispute with weapons on scene. Responding officers found a male victim suffering from a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head in the yard of a Camille Drive... more »
  • One Dead, One Wanted for Questioning in Fatal Shooting

    May 21, 2013 5:28 AM

    A Morgan City man is dead and another is wanted for questioning following a Monday night shooting. The incident took place just after 11:00 P. M. near the corner of Garber Street and Federal Avenue. The victim, Mikke Jay Dauntain, was shot in the head. He was taken to Teche... more »
  • Mom Praying for Son's Killer

    May 20, 2013 7:18 PM

    Acadia Parish Deputies identified the man who was killed Sunday in a triple shooting as 18-year-old D'Andre Goodley of Eunice. So far, no arrests have been made. The shooting happened at a gas station off LA-35 in Branch just after eight o'clock Sunday night. The two others shot... more »
  • Fatal Shooting in Opelousas

    April 25, 2013 3:53 AM

    Opelousas Police are investigating a fatal shooting. The incident happened at Park avenue and Frilot street just before midnight last night. Norris Truit, 24 years old, was shot once in the chest by an unknown suspect. Truit was taken to Opelousas General shortly after being shot. He was pronounced dead... more »
  • Seth Fontenot Bonds Out and Family Speaks Out

    March 4, 2013 7:23 PM

    This morning 18-year-old Seth Fontenot pled not guilty to one charge of first degree murder and two counts of attempted first degree murder. He's accused of shooting at a truck with three teens inside, killing one. Fontenot did not appear in court today, his attorney Tommy Guilbeau entered the... more »
  • Seth Fontenot in Court; Judge Asked to Recuse Himself

    February 20, 2013 10:28 PM

    As Seth Fontenot walked into court Wednesday he could not stop crying, and when his family saw him, they shrieked and also burst into tears. It was a very emotional day. One person KATC spoke with off camera said, "This is a stressful day for everyone. No matter what... more »
  • Eight Year Old Recovering After Gun Shot Wound

    February 19, 2013 7:01 PM

    An Iberia Parish community is shaken after an eight year old boy is shot. That eight year old is hospitalized in Baton Rouge with serious injuries and tonight the search is on for the shooter. Iberia Parish Deputies say 21-year-old Akeam Daniels is their suspect, he's also the... more »
  • Sgt. Rick Riggenbach is Laid to Rest

    February 1, 2013 10:29 AM

    Every agency from across Acadiana and the state, even as far away as Hancock County in Mississippi, came to pay their respects to Sergeant Rick Riggenbach of the Chitimatcha police department. "We all care and actually love each other because we know what each one of us do everyday... more »
  • Still Many Unanswered Questions Into Deadly Shooting

    January 28, 2013 7:36 PM

    "We are united as one. It doesn't matter about the shape of our badges, the colors of our uniforms. Everyday, we come out to do the exact same thing....protect and serve the people which we serve," said Trooper Stephen Hammons. Three police officers shot over the weekend in Saint... more »
  • Man sentenced for shooting man in wheelchair

    January 24, 2013 9:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 23-year-old New Orleans man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for gunning down a man in a wheelchair during a drive-by shooting in October 2010. The Times-Picayune reports Derrick Allen was sentenced Wednesday to 15-year in prison and avoided a March trial on a charge of... more »
  • Lafayette Vigil Honors Victims of Connecticut Shooting

    December 17, 2012 11:29 PM

    With the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut still fresh on the minds of many, more than 100 people from around Acadiana attended Monday night's vigil. One of the speakers, a kindergarten teacher herself, offered a reflection and prayer for the teachers who were killed. "I thought of my class. I... more »
  • Turing to Faith for Answers

    December 14, 2012 7:06 PM

    During times of tragedy many people turn to their faith for answers or question everything they thought they knew. You can never be prepared for events like we saw today. Father Chester Arceneaux, Pastor at Saint John's Cathedral says you should turn to faith to deal with evil in... more »
  • Family of Teen Killed by Breaux Bridge Police Demanding Justice

    December 10, 2012 11:21 PM

    A vigil and rally was held at Carl Williams Memorial Park in Breaux Bridge Monday night in support of teenager Daraneisha Harris, who was shot and killed by a Breaux Bridge Police officer a week ago. Police said last Sunday Harris ran her vehicle into a Breaux Bridge police... more »
  • Man indicted in fatal drive-by shooting

    December 6, 2012 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 32-year-old Baton Rouge man has been indicted in the Sept. 5 drive-by shooting death of a 27-year-old man. The Advocate reports an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury on Wednesday charged Jermaine Remond Williams with second-degree murder in the death of David Atkins. Police... more »
  • State Police: Breaux Bridge Police Officers Involved in Shooting

    December 2, 2012 10:33 PM

    UPDATE: A family member has confirmed that 16-year-old Daraneisha Harris was the person shot by Breaux Bridge Police. As of Sunday night, officials have not confirmed her condition. State Police confirmed a shooting in Breaux Bridge around 8:00pm Sunday night involved two Breaux Bridge Police Officers. Trooper Stephen Hammons... more »
  • Opelousas Man Shot in Rear-End

    November 17, 2012 5:51 PM

    Opelousas Police are investigating a shooting that took place Saturday around 12:30pm on Larcade Street. Police Chief Perry Gallow said officers were in the area when the heard gunfire and responded to the scene. When officers arrived, they found 20 year-old Michael Taylor laying on the ground with a... more »
  • Violence Stemming From Nightclub Prompts Council to Act

    October 9, 2012 7:38 PM

    The Opelousas City Council approved an introductory ordinance Tuesday night that would limit bar hours in the city. Concerns arose after a violent weekend where two people were shot, another man was hit and killed by a vehicle and a fight also broke out early Sunday morning. All three incidents... more »
  • Shooting Investigation in Rayne

    September 26, 2012 6:14 AM

    Rayne police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened late Tuesday night. Officers were notified of shots being fired on the 700 block of Reynolds street around 9:30pm. Later that night an unidentified male was found dead on the 700 block of Chappuis street. If anyone has information on... more »
  • "I Had to Play Dead" - Zeus Manager Describes How he Barely Survived Shooting

    September 11, 2012 11:38 PM

    Yousef Balbeisi pretended to be dead and barely survived a gun shot wound during a burglary at his home. Two months later, the Zeus restaurant manager is making a miraculous recovery and said he still can't believe he alive today. "The medic said, 'it's ok buddy, you'll be alright.'... more »
  • Unresolved Murder Cases in Lafayette City and Parish

    September 4, 2012 11:27 PM

    A murder suspect is still on the loose Tuesday, as Lafayette police and the U.S. Marshals are asking the public for help in the search for 32-year-old Carl Phillips. He's accused of shooting and killing John Dean of Baton Rouge on July 29th in the 600 block of Goldman Street... more »
  • ICU Shooting Victim Still in Critical Condition After Husband Shoots Her

    August 5, 2012 3:26 PM

    Ohio (AP) - Ohio police say a 66-year-old man entered a hospital intensive care unit and shot his 65-year-old wife while standing at her bedside. Akron police said early Sunday that the woman is in critical condition. Akron General Medical Center spokesman Jim Gosky said Sunday afternoon that her condition... more »
  • Police Dispatcher: Shooting at Sikh Temple in Wisconsin

    August 5, 2012 1:44 PM

    OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) - A police dispatcher in Wisconsin says there has been a shooting at a Sikh temple outside of Milwaukee. Oak Creek Police Department dispatcher Stephanie Uljanec says the shooting took place Sunday morning at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin but she doesn't know how many people... more »
  • Police Shooting Deputies Wound Drug Suspect Who Struck 2 Cars

    July 28, 2012 2:30 PM

    JEFFERSON, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says deputies acting on a tip about drug activity shot a Westwego man after he intentionally crashed his car into a police car, injuring a deputy. Col. John Fortunato said it happened Friday night. Deputies had positioned cars around a parking... more »
  • Police: shooting deaths were isolated incidents

    July 3, 2012 6:51 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe Police Major James Fried says there was no way that three weekend shooting deaths could have been prevented by Monroe police. The three died in two separate shooting incidents in south Monroe. Two bodies were found Saturday. Police believe the men from Arkansas were killed... more »
  • A Family is Mourning After a Weekend Shooting Claims the Life of a Teenager

    July 2, 2012 7:05 PM

    Lafayette Police are still tracking down the suspect in a shooting over the weekend. The shooting happened around 2:30 Sunday morning at the Taco Bell on Congress Street. Police say someone shot two men who were standing in the parking lot. A 23-year-old man was hot in the back and... more »
  • Lafayette PD Release Information on Funeral Shooting

    June 30, 2012 4:02 PM

    Lafayette Police are investigate a shooting at 12th Street and Simcoe that took place around 11:00 am Saturday. According to witnesses, the suspects drove by the funeral home and fired multiple shots in the direction of the building from the vehicle. The vehicle was then seen leaving the area. Police... more »
  • Teenager dead in accidental shooting

    June 27, 2012 7:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies say a 14-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself. The Advocate reports deputies were called to the teen's home at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sheriff's office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said the boy, Devaronte Carter, had already been taken to... more »
  • 1 man killed in French Quarter shooting

    June 18, 2012 9:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating an early morning shooting in the French Quarter. One man was found death around 3:30 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of North Peters Street. Police say the 26-year-old man was shot multiple times. WWL TV reports the shooting followed a... more »
  • Bogalusa shooting kills 1

    June 13, 2012 7:09 AM

    BOGALUSA, La. (AP) - A Bogalusa man was shot and killed in what Bogalusa Police Chief Joe Culpepper called "an apparent home invasion/murder" at a residence early Friday. Culpepper told The Daily New s that the department received a call about the incident at about 2 a.m. and found 24-year-old... more »
  • Family Shooting Suspect was Off Medicines

    June 9, 2012 9:14 PM

    A man charged with fatally shooting his sister and wounding her boyfriend was a paranoid schizophrenic who was off his medication, his brother says Joseph Voisin, 44, has been arrested for killing Mary Voisin, 47, and wounding Christopher Smith, 45, Thursday at their home in Gray, La. Sam Voisin, the... more »
  • Teen arrested in fatal shooting

    June 4, 2012 8:12 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Alexandria police have booked a 16-year-old with second-degree murder. Police tell The Town Talk officers were called around 9:50 p.m. Saturday in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered that during a disturbance between several people, a 19-year-old Alexandria man had suffered a gunshot wound.... more »
  • Teen changes plea in shooting

    May 31, 2012 10:41 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Lake Charles teenager accused of killing his aunt has changed his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity. The American Press reports the 17-year-old, who is charged with second-degree murder, pleaded not guilty in November. The teen changed his plea Tuesday in state... more »
  • West Baton Rouge shooting leaves man dead

    May 29, 2012 7:21 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A shooting outside a West Baton Rouge Parish gas station left one man dead. West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's spokesman Col. Richie Johnson tells The Advocate 28-year-old Etan K. Irving was shot Saturday outside the Racetrac on La. 1 Highway South in Port Allen. Johnson... more »
  • Convent man arrested in fatal shooting

    May 16, 2012 10:28 AM

    VACHERIE, La. (AP) - St. James Parish deputies have arrested a Convent man in connection with a shooting at the Magnolia Housing Complex in Vacherie that left one man dead and a woman wounded. Sheriff Willy Martin tells The Advocate 26-year-old Joseph Monroe Johnson was booked Monday with first-degree murder... more »
  • 1 dead after shooting at Houma trailer park

    May 16, 2012 9:07 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Police in Houma are investigating a shooting death at a trailer park. The shooting was reported Tuesday night. Police told The Courier that no suspects have been arrested. Police said they received two calls about the shooting, which happened around 8:30 p.m. Neighbors said they heard... more »
  • Shreveport woman arrested in parking lot shooting

    May 1, 2012 10:12 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A 22-year-old Shreveport woman wanted for firing several shots at a man in a Wal-Mart parking lot on Easter Sunday has been arrested in Nevada. Police say Esclarea Smith was taken into custody in Las Vegas by members of the United States Marshal's Task Force. Smith... more »
  • Woman injured in BB gun shooting

    April 12, 2012 10:32 AM

    VENTRESS, La. (AP) - Pointe Coupee Parish sheriff's deputies say a Ventress woman was airlifted to a Baton Rouge hospital with a punctured lung after being shot three times with a BB gun. Capt. Steven Juge tells The Advocate detectives arrested 23-year-old Leslie Aguillard and booked her Wednesday on one... more »
  • N.O. cop to be sentenced for lying about shooting

    April 11, 2012 6:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans police officer is facing prison time when a judge sentences him for lying about the aftermath of a deadly shooting outside the city's convention center following Hurricane Katrina. Ronald Mitchell is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance. Mitchell's... more »
  • Police probe shooting death of real estate agent

    April 4, 2012 10:40 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The death of a Terrebonne Parish real estate agent, at first believed to be suicide, will be further investigated because of suspicious circumstances, Houma police say. The Courier reports that Russell Soulet, 47, of Bourg, La., was found Sunday morning inside an abandoned Houma building he... more »
  • La. man arrested in Miss. shooting death

    April 2, 2012 8:30 AM

    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - A Franklin County man is dead and a Louisiana man behind bars following a shooting in Natchez. The Natchez Democrat reports the victim, 41-year-old Cleveland Ezell Wilson of Roxie was killed by gunfire shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday. Natchez Interim Police Chief Danny White says police... more »
  • Man acquitted of shooting death of 3-year-old

    March 28, 2012 10:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A man accused of second-degree murder for leaving an unattended gun that killed a 3-year-old-boy has been acquitted. The defense contended that Brashaun Blue was shot in the face in November 2010 after finding the gun in a couch. Tyrone Brown was his caretaker that night... more »
  • Hollygrove Shooting Leaves One Man Dead

    March 28, 2012 9:18 AM

    A 31-year-old man was killed after a shooting that happened at around 5:25 am. The man was found with one shot in the head at a Hollygrove residence in the 3800 block of Cambronne st. Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call... more »
  • Woman gets 50 years in dress shot shooting

    March 22, 2012 10:55 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - State District Judge Clayton Davis has sentenced a 27-year-old Lake Charles woman to 50 years in prison for the shooting of two dress shop employees in July. The American Press reports Sharonda Obey pleaded guilty in January to two counts of attempted first-degree murder. Police... more »
  • 14-year-old's fatal shooting ruled accidental

    March 12, 2012 10:26 AM

    BOGALUSA, La. (AP) - The bullet that killed a 14-year-old Covington boy apparently was fired when he slung a cocked and loaded .22-caliber rifle over his shoulder and it went off, hitting him in the back of the head, the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office says. Evidence fits witness accounts of... more »
  • 1 dead, 1 injured in Baton Rouge shooting

    March 12, 2012 9:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say one man was killed and a second wounded in an early morning shooting. The Advocate reports police were called out a home 3 a.m. Monday to investigate a report of shots fired When they arrived they found two men suffering from... more »
  • Teenager killed in Gonzales shooting

    March 12, 2012 7:44 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Gonzales police are investigating a fatal shooting that stemmed from a fight at the Geismar Community Center. Sgt. Steven Nethken tells The Advocate a 17-year-old girl, 18-year-old boy and an unidentified shooter were involved in a large fight at the community center around 11:45 p.m. Saturday.... more »
  • Man accused in fatal shooting, motel standoff dies

    March 12, 2012 5:57 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A 29-year-old has died three days after a police standoff followed a killing and other attacks in Lake Charles Police tell the American Press that Felton Watson of Lake Charles died Saturday in a hospital where he was taken after suffering seizures during questioning on... more »
  • Tot's shooting death ruled an accident

    March 7, 2012 8:19 AM

    FLUKER, La. (AP) - Tangipahoa sheriff's deputies say an investigation into the shooting death of a 2-year-old boy has shown it was accidental. Deputies tell The Advocate some children were playing with a loaded weapon Monday night at a home in Fluker when the gun discharged. The child's name or... more »
  • 2 wanted in Baton Rouge shooting death

    March 7, 2012 7:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say two people are wanted in the death of a 25-year-old man who was shot during an apparent drug deal. Police tell The Advocate that arrest warrants have been issued for 23-year-old Lashonda Sanford and a 17-year-old. They face charges of first-degree... more »
  • Mardi Gras shooting suspect surrenders

    March 1, 2012 9:39 AM

    PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - A 25-year-old man wanted for the fatal shooting of another man during a Mardi Gras parade on Feb. 19 has surrendered to authorities. Capt. Kenny Payne of the Plaquemine Police Department tells T he Advocate Akeem O. Gailes was arrested at his attorney's office around 12:30... more »
  • Abbeville Officer Fired Over Shooting

    February 14, 2012 10:56 PM

    At a special meeting Tuesday, the Abbeville City Council voted to fire Officer William Proctor. Proctor has been on administrative leave since December, when he was involved in a shooting. According to Abbeville Police Chief Tony Hardy, an internal affairs investigation found Proctor violated department policy, by failing to... more »
  • Arrest in Dec. shooting that hit 9-year-old boy

    February 1, 2012 5:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police have booked a 38-year-old man in a shooting that injured a 9-year-old boy in December. Officer Frank Robinson says witnesses identified Aaron Sleeper as the man who shot at a passing vehicle and hit a boy who was playing nearby on Dec. 18.... more »
  • Welsh Shooting

    January 29, 2012 10:46 PM

    Welsh Police are investigating a shooting that happened on 206 Kennedy Street. Police say one person was shot in the foot. There were no life threatening injuries. Witnesses are being questioned.
  • $2,500 reward in Union Parish bald eagle shooting

    January 27, 2012 9:37 AM

    FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever shot and crippled a bald eagle in Union Parish. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says agents found... more »
  • Police search for suspect in shooting after two men are wounded

    January 23, 2012 10:26 AM

    A shooting in New Iberia injuries two victims and leaves authorities searching for the suspect. On Sunday, January 22, around 8:19, Iberia Parish Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a reported shooting. Two victims were found on scene. One victim, a 51 year old male, sustained a gunshot wound to... more »
  • 2 shot in Ga. parking lot after football argument

    January 16, 2012 10:28 AM

    DULUTH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say an argument over an NFL playoff game led to the shooting of two men in the parking lot of a restaurant in suburban Atlanta. Gwinnett County Police charged 31-year-old Donald Ray Ayro with assault charges for the shooting of 30-year-old Christopher Middleton and 30-year-old... more »
  • Teen jailed in shooting plot released on probation

    January 13, 2012 10:19 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - One of the three teenagers arrested for his role in an alleged shooting plot at Lakeshore High School has been released from custody and will serve the remainder of his sentence on probation. The 16-year-old, of Lacombe, had pleaded guilty in November to solicitation for murder... more »
  • Three Month Old is Caught in the Middle of A Drive-By Shooting

    January 10, 2012 7:32 PM

    A three month-old baby is the center of a drive-by shooting in Lafayette. It happened on 14th Street at Al's Neighborhood Grocery at 9 Tuesday morning. The victim said he was shopping inside Al's Neighborhood Grocery Store right when he stepped outside the front door to answer a phone... more »
  • 2 officers cleared in shooting incident

    January 5, 2012 9:07 AM

    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - Authorities say two officers followed proper procedures in shooting at a Pineville man after he rammed a police car with his vehicle during a chase in December. A Pineville police officer and a Rapides Parish sheriff's deputy fired at 19-year-old Corey Cheek, after his vehicle rammed... more »
  • UPDATE: Officer Involved in Fatal Shooting at Campus Crossings Apartments

    December 10, 2011 10:00 AM

    A twenty one year old Carencro male is dead after an officer involved shooting in Lafayette. This all happening around 9:30 Friday night at Campus Crossings Apartments on Theatre Street, off of Congress Street, near the Cajun Dome. Officers were called to the complex for an alleged armed robbery.... more »
  • 1 dead, others injured in French Quarter shooting

    November 1, 2011 6:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating an early morning shooting in the French Quarter that left one man dead and 7 others injured. Officer Garry Flot, a police department spokesman, says preliminary information shows that two people opened fire into a crowd at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in... more »
  • Family Comments on Police Shooting

    October 23, 2011 11:58 PM

    A man wanted in connection with a stabbing Friday night in Lafayette was shot and killed by a Lafayette Police Officer. That officer pulled the driver over on the Evangeline Thruway and when he approached the vehicle, police say 46 year old Anthony Sonnier backed up and hit the... more »
  • Police Shooting Leaves One Dead

    October 22, 2011 10:07 AM

    A Lafayette Police Officer is on paid administrative leave after a shooting early Saturday morning. Just after 11:00 PM Friday night, officers responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of Peggy Street. Once on scene, officers discovered the 74 year old male victim stabbed multiple times. The victim... more »

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