LAFAYETTE — A Lafayette man was booked on a second count of attempted second-degree murder Saturday in a string of shootings on Friday in north Lafayette that left one man dead and two others hospitalized.
Meanwhile, authorities on Saturday identified the man who was found shot to death Friday in the 800 block of West Gilman Street as Dwayne Batiste Jr., 22, of Lafayette.
William Broussard, 26, of North St. Antoine Street, was booked Saturday in the shooting that occurred in the 1100 block of North St. Antoine Street shortly after 10:30 a.m. Friday, said Cpl. Paul Mouton, a Police Department spokesman. The victim, whose identity was not released, was in serious but stable condition at a local hospital.
Broussard had been arrested and booked Friday on a count of attempted second-degree murder following a 2 p.m. shooting inside Griff’s Food Mart at the intersection of West Simcoe and North St. Antoine streets. The victim, whose identity was not released, also was in serious but stable condition at a local hospital, Mouton said.
Broussard, who has a prior conviction for negligent homicide according to court records, is accused of entering Griff’s Food Mart with a pistol and shooting the victim.
The West Simcoe Street shooting happened about a mile south of three consecutive shootings late Friday morning.
“We don’t believe any of these to be random shootings,” Mouton said. “We think the persons involved are seeking certain victims. It’s just a matter of determining the motives and whether they were all related.”
Officers responding to gunfire about 10:30 a.m. in the 800 block of West Gilman Road at Happiness Street found Batiste dead inside a white truck, Mouton said. He confirmed Saturday that Batiste died of a gunshot wound.
Maurice man killed when truck overturns
JEANERETTE — A 67-year-old man was killed early Saturday when his tractor trailer overturned on U.S. 90 near La. 668 near Jeanerette in Iberia Parish, State Police said.
Russell Charles, of Maurice, was driving east on U.S. 90 at about 7:15 a.m. when his trailer began to leave the right side of the highway, said Master Trooper Brooks David, a State Police spokesman.
He said it appears the driver overcorrected, sending the truck across the highway and into the median, at which point the trailer flipped over.
Charles, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene. Intoxication is not thought to be a factor, but the crash is still under investigation.
Arrests posted Nov. 22, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website:
- FREDERICK JAMES ANGELLE: 36, of the 300 block of Hobson Street, Lafayette. He was booked on felony operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
- SEBRINA DONOVAN: 18, of the 98 block of St. Fedelas Street, Carencro. She was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; no driver license in possession; and not having lights on when lighted lamps are required.
- ALLEN ROBERTS: 32, of the 100 block of Nina Lane, Lafayette. He was booked on child desertion; two counts of child passenger restraint system; flight from an officer; aggravated flight from an officer; misdemeanor reckless operation of a vehicle; and two counts of no passing zones.
- JEFFERY DAVID WEBRE: 35, of the 100 block of Rue D’ Amor, Youngsville. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.