New Iberia drug deal ends in gunfire

Sheriff Louis Ackal report that on March 5, 2015 at approximately 1:00 a.m. deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s  Office responded to the 300 block of Evangeline Street, New Iberia where a 31 year old male had reported being shot in the arm.

Upon the deputies arrival they learned that the victim was involved in an illegal narcotic transaction on Shot Street, New Iberia.   Detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Investigations through further investigation learned that the victim was driving his vehicle somewhere on Shot Street when he approached several black males near the roadway.

As the victim interacted with one of the suspects, another one of the suspects attempted to steal money from the victim.  After a brief struggle, the victim advised that a third suspect fired a weapon and struck the victim in the arm.  The victim advised that he then drove from the area and contacted the Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives are continuing the investigation and are attempting to identify the suspects.  Detectives are also asking if anyone has information involving the incident to contact the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337)369-3711.

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