Suspect wanted in officer involved shooting in Lafayette

Lafayette Police Dept. Press Release

Photo Credit: Lafayette Police Dept.

On January 2, 2016, at approximately 10:00 pm, Lafayette Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 2500 East Simcoe Street.  When officers arrived they spoke with the female victim who complained that her boyfriend, 23 year old Davieontray Breaux had committed a simple battery on her.

Information from witnesses at the scene indicated that Breaux is known to carry two pistols and was possibly traveling to the 200 block of East Spring Street.

At approximately 12:45 am, Officers were in the area of 200 East Spring Street when they observed Breaux enter a white four door vehicle with three other people.

A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and several moments later the two back seat passengers, one of which was Breaux, exited the vehicle armed with pistols and began shooting at the two officers inside of their patrol unit.

Officers immediately returned fire and remained behind the cover of their vehicle.   Additionally, officers arrived on the scene and secured the other persons that were inside of the vehicle as well as setting up a perimeter in the area in search of the two shooters.

Officers also secured the residence of 220 E. Spring Street where both shooters had departed.

One of the shooters, 24 year old Tyrone D. Wardlaw of Lafayette, was located by officers hiding near the scene.  Wardlaw was found to have been shot in the right leg and was treated at a local hospital and released.  It was discovered that the police unit was struck 8 times by gunfire from the suspects.

A search of the residence at 220 E. Spring Street revealed narcotics inside of the residence.  Several suspects were detained at that location and the narcotics investigation is being handled by the Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force.

Wardlaw was booked for 2 counts of Attempted 1st Degree Murder.  Warrants have been issued for the arrest of Davieontray Breaux for 2 counts of Attempted 1st Degree Murder.

As per policy of the Lafayette Police Department, both officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave.  The shooting is being investigated by the Lafayette Police Department and being shadowed by the Louisiana State Police.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Davieontray Breaux is encouraged to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

There were no officers injured during the shooting. The victim received only minor injuries and was not treated.

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