BALDWIN — A Baldwin man police say shot himself in the face during a December shooting incident that left one person dead and injured a sheriff’s deputy was released from the hospital Wednesday and arrested on 18 counts of attempted murder of a police officer.
State Police detectives identified 18 Acadiana-area law enforcement officers “targeted and fired upon” by 50-year-old Derrick Bodin in the Dec. 27 incident, police said in a news release. One of the officers, a St. Mary Parish deputy, was shot in both legs.
State Police SWAT officers made entry into a home on Dumesnil Road to find Bodin had shot himself in the face after he had been shooting at police officers, the release stated. State Police and Vermilion and Iberia Parish Sheriff’s deputies had responded to the scene when Bodin began firing.
Bodin also faces a count of aggravated criminal damage to property because a car next door also was damaged in the shooting.
The St. Mary Parish deputies had initially gone to the home to investigate a reported shooting, where they found 47-year-old Gayneaux Trahan suffering from a gunshot wound — one he later succumbed to at a Lafayette hospital.
State Police detectives are still investigating Trahan’s death.