Sketch released of man accused of shooting Bayou Vista woman _lowres

Sketch provided by St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office -- Authorities on Aug. 28, 2015, released a sketch of a man accused of shooting and injuring a 47-year-old Bayou Vista woman on Aug. 19, 2015.

Authorities on Friday released a sketch of a man accused of shooting and injuring a Bayou Vista woman earlier this month.

The 47-year-old woman told detectives on Aug. 19 she was outside investigating a noise when she found a heavyset, olive-complected man with short blond hair in her backyard in the 400 block of Saturn Road, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

The man, last seen wearing a striped shirt and khaki pants, confronted the woman with a handgun and shot her several times in the upper body area, the Sheriff’s Office said. The woman was treated for her injuries at a New Orleans hospital.

Anyone with information in the case is urged to contact the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 828-1960 or (985) 384-1622.