Suspect wanted in New Iberia shooting

Authorities in Iberia Parish are looking for a suspect responsible for a shooting that occurred Wednesday night in New Iberia.

Sheriff Louis Ackal reports that on March 4, 2015 shortly after 7:30 p.m. deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting at the 600 Block of South Hopkins Street in New Iberia.

Once deputies arrived they learned that a 22 year old male victim had been shot several times after an altercation with another male. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is in stable condition.

After further investigation detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Investigations were able to identify a suspect and a warrant has been issued for 26 year old Tristan Bernard for attempted 2nd degree murder for the shooting of the 22 year old victim.

Detectives are advising if anyone has information on the location of Bernard to contact the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office at 337-369-3711.

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