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: 4/1/2014 9:40 AM
Suspect Arrested in February Shooting
Lafayette, LA – On March 31, 2014, the US Marshals Violent Offenders Task Force arrested Douglas Dugas (30) of Lafayette on a Lafayette Police Department warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder.  The warrant stems from an incident that occurred on February 22, 2014, at approximately 12:00 pm, in the 100 block of Royal.  According to witnesses, the suspect is alleged to have driven by the victim’s residence and fired multiple shoots from a pistol in the direction of the home.  The victim, a 22 year old male, was struck one time in the back.  The victim was transported to an area hospital and released several days later.  Detectives were able to identify the suspect as Douglas Dugas and issue an arrest warrant for his arrest on March 24, 2014.  The case remains under investigation.


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