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: 5/12/2014 1:00 PM
Suspect Arrested in Weekend Shooting on 8th Street

Lafayette, LA – On May 11, 2014, at approximately 1:00 pm, Lafayette police responded to the 1200 block of Eighth Street regarding a shooting.  The victim told officers that her ex-boyfriend drove near her residence and a verbal altercation occurred.  The suspect drove away from the residence, but returned a short time later and allegedly fired a pistol 6 times in the direction of the victim.  The victim was not injured during the incident.

Officers were able to locate the suspect, Mark Handy (30) of Lafayette, and arrest him on a warrant for Assault by Drive By Shooting.  Handy was taken into custody in the 600 block of Orchid Drive without incident.   Handy was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.  The investigation remains ongoing.


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