News Release

Lafayette Police Department CALEA Emblem

Jim Craft, Chief of Police
900 East University Ave.
P.O. Box 4308
Lafayette, LA 70502
Contact: Cpl. Paul L. Mouton
Public Information Officer
Office: (337) 291-8617
Fax: (337) 291-8665​


Date/Time: 12/7/2013 11:30 AM
Police Investigate Overnight Shooting on Rue Royal

Lafayette, LA – On December 7, 2013, at approximately 1:00 am, Lafayette Police responded to a shooting that occurred in the 200 block of Rue Royale. The victim, a 40 year old male of California, was standing outside of the apartment complex when a tan Chevrolet Suburban stopped in the roadway. The vehicle was occupied by multiple black males. One of the suspects fired 4-5 times in the direction of the victim, striking the victim once in the lower leg. The suspects fled the area on Pont de Mouton Road. The victim was transported to an area hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

Detectives are encouraging anyone with information about the shooting to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.


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