Deputies call off search for suspects near Gueydan who fired shots at victim in Acadia Parish

GUEYDAN, La. (KLFY) – Authorities have called off a multi-agency search for two suspects who are wanted for firing shots at a victim’s vehicle following a vehicle burglary in Acadia Parish.

Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon said search efforts were called off around 2:45 p.m. after investigators received information that the suspects had been picked up by a white male in a black SUV.

The case has now been transferred back to the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Acadia Parish Sheriff KP Gibson said his deputies responded to the incident around 2:33 a.m. near Morse, La.

The victim of the car burglary began following the suspects in a vehicle and the suspects fired shots at the victim’s vehicle.

The suspects, one black male and one white male, fled Acadia Parish sheriff’s deputies until crashing their vehicle at the intersection of LA 91 and LA 14 near Gueydan.

Law enforcement has set up a perimeter at LA 14 and Clarence Lege Road and LA 91 and Humble Road.

Couvillon said a farmer spotted the suspects around 7 a.m.

Earlier,  the Vermilion Parish School Board placed Gueydan High School and Gueydan Elementary School on partial lockdown as a precaution.

Acadia Parish Sheriff’ Office, Crowley Police Department, Gueydan Police Department, Lafayette Marshals Office, Louisiana State Police, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and Acadian Ambulance Service assisted in the search.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 893-0871.



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