BROUSSARD — A Broussard man accused of firing a shot toward a group of people at a U.S. 90 convenience store on Monday night surrendered to authorities on Tuesday.
James Linton, 52, is accused of three counts of attempted second-degree murder in the shooting, which happened around 10:20 p.m. Monday at the Shop Rite store in the 4100 block of U.S. 90, according to a news release from the Broussard Police Department.
Linton was also arrested on counts of illegal use of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Investigators said Linton became involved in a verbal altercation, grabbed a revolver out of a bag in his vehicle and aimed before he ran toward the group and fired a shot, the release stated. Linton then fled the scene.
Police later located Linton’s vehicle at a Lafayette home but did not find him there, according to the release. He later surrendered to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office.