Family speaks out after police identify suspect in Moss Street shooting

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – UPDATE:  12:34p June 29, 2017 – In light of new information uncovered during the course of the investigation, 20-year-old Danerick Pete is no longer wanted in connection to the shooting that occurred in the 1300 block of Moss Street on June 24, 2017.

An eyewitness initially identified Pete as a suspect in the shooting, however, further investigation revealed information that conflicted with that witness’s account.

Pete was not arrested and is no longer sought for arrest at this time.  The shooting remains under investigation. – Lafayette Police.

 

Broken glass remains on the ground from a shattered window following a shooting at Moss Street Plaza Saturday night.

Although, Lafayette Police have identified a suspect, a parent of one of the victims says even if the suspect is not their guy, hopefully he can point them in the right direction.

The shooting happened around 10:30 Saturday night. 20-year-old Maranda Carriere was picking up her sister when Maranda was shot in the face. After being hospitalized four days and multiple surgeries, her mother, Constance Carriere, remains at her bedside still looking for answers.

Carriere says, “Still struggling to put the pieces together and hope for the best and that whoever knows anything to come forward and say what happened or who it is and let this tragedy be over with.”

Since the warrant for Pete’s arrest was issued Wednesday night, he’s posted on Facebook, claiming his innocence, but according to Lafayette Police, they have yet to hear from him.

A friend of the Carriere family, Ledasha Felix says if Pete is innocent, they want someone to identify the shooter or shooters.

“I’m a parent and what I see her going through, I wouldn’t wish that on any parent and we just want the right people to come forward”, Felix said.

Rose Isadore, owner of Moss Street Plaza says, “The shooting did not originate at my business. The Plaza is a family oriented facility. I believe the shooting happened at an adjacent business and one of the victims sought cover inside the Moss Street Plaza.”

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