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Investigation Underway In Connection With Early Morning Shooting In Breaux Bridge - 3/21/2017 -

PRESS RELEASE

St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office

March 21, 2017

6:50 a.m.

Contact: Major Ginny Higgins

Public Information Officer

(337) 394-3071

Investigation Underway In Connection With Early Morning Shooting In Breaux Bridge

(St. Martinville, LA.)-On Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 3:01 a.m., Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a shooting at a residence in the 1000 block of Auguillard Road, Breaux Bridge., LA. Upon arrival, Investigators learned that one of the suspects rang the doorbell of a home and when the homeowner answered the door, a second suspect appeared armed with a firearm. Both suspects were subsequently shot by the homeowner. One of the suspects immediately fled the scene in a vehicle and was apprehended a short time later by St. Martin Parish Deputies following a traffic stop on Latiolais Road.

Both suspects were transported to a local hospital in critical condition. During the course of the investigation, it was learned that both suspects are also wanted in connection with an armed robbery and shooting that occurred in Baton Rouge late Monday evening. The investigation remains ongoing and no further information is available at this time.

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