LAFAYETTE — The man accused of trying to kill a Lafayette police officer last week was released from medical care Friday and placed in jail, officials said.
Chase Chaisson, 23, was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on one count each of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, second-degree kidnapping and injury to a police dog, Lafayette Police Cpl. Paul Mouton said.
The officer injured in the Sept. 11 shooting, who has not been identified, was released from the hospital and is recovering at home, Mouton said.
Chaisson and the officer shot each other in the 11 p.m. altercation, which occurred at an apartment complex in the 1400 block of West Willow Street.
Lafayette officers were searching for a person who the night before was believed to have been involved in a shooting. One of the officers found Chaisson in an apartment closet. Both men fired their weapons and both were struck.
Chaisson fled the apartment complex wounded and was eventually caught after police stopped a truck on Interstate 10 in which Chaisson was a passenger.