Burglary suspects shot by business owner

A burglary of Youngsville firearm business has left one suspect dead and another injured.

According to LPSO Public information Officer Craig Stansberry deputies responded to Shots fired call from a business located on the 200 block of Austin Road Sunday night.

Upon arriving deputies learned from the business owner that approximately two hours prior his business was burglarized and that several guns were stolen.

Later that night the business owner, who lives near buy his business, again returned to his business to respond to another burglary alarm.

The owner says that when he arrived he was confronted by two individuals who entered a vehicle and then drove towards him striking him and the building.

The owner says at that particular time he looked into the vehicle and saw the driver produce a handgun and point it at him at which time he produced his own gun and fired several times in response.

The vehicle then fled away and was found on a nearby street moments late.  At that scene deputies discovered Ladarius Walker (19) deceased in vehicle. Another suspect was located standing near the vehicle Lamar Brooks (17) suffering from one gunshot wound. Both suspects were from New Iberia.

The vehicle the two suspects were in was reported stolen out of Lafayette and contained guns stolen from separate previous burglaries.

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