LAFAYETTE — A Duson man stabbed his girlfriend three times, leaving her injured but alive in Rayne, and then fled to Lafayette Parish, where he crashed his vehicle and later committed suicide by standing in front of an oncoming train, an official said Friday.
Investigators confirmed the suicide victim, Gregory “Greg” Renodo, 21, was the same man wanted by Rayne police in the Friday morning stabbing of a 21-year-old woman near the intersection of Polk and Oak Streets, said Capt. Kip Judice, a spokesman for the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office.
After the stabbing, Rayne police alerted authorities in Lafayette about Renodo and his black Jeep Cherokee, Judice said.
Just before noon, authorities responded to a call about a wreck on Jenkins Road, where they found Renodo’s vehicle crashed into a telephone post.
About an hour later, a train engineer reported striking a pedestrian near the 7000 block of Cameron Street in Lafayette Parish, located less than a half-mile from Jenkins Road.
The conductor told investigators the man stood in the middle of the tracks and watched as the train approached, apparently making no effort to move out of the way, Judice said.
The joint investigation is being categorized as an attempted homicide/suicide, Judice said. Information on a possible motive for the stabbing was not released.
Meanwhile, the woman remains in stable condition at an area hospital, Judice said.