Suspect wanted for allegedly shooting at Lafayette Police arrested amid burglary

Photo Courtesy: Lafayette Parish Correctional Center

The second man wanted for allegedly shooting at police officers was arrested today after a residential burglary, according to the Lafayette Police Department.

Sgt. Kyle Soriez said in a news release that today’s incident happened around 1:20 p.m. in the 100 block of Georgia Street.

Responding officers located several suspects a block away and recognized one of them as Davieontray Breaux, 23, who was wanted for shooting at police on January 2, 2016.

Breaux and another man, Tyrone D. Wardlaw, 24, are accused of firing at Lafayette Police officers during a traffic stop in the 200 block of E. Spring Street.

Corporal Paul Mouton said officers fired back in self-defense and Wardlaw shot in the leg. He was treated at a local hospital and then booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

Investigators reported that eight bullets hit the police cruiser during the shootout.

Breaux will be booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on the charges of two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

Police also detained the other suspects related to the residential burglary. Soirez said the case remains under investigation and additional charges may follow.

 

 

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