Police on Tuesday arrested a second man wanted in a Monday morning shooting, one of a few shootings in Lafayette over the past week after an almost two-month lull in gun violence in the city’s urban core.
Justin Cross, 31, of Lafayette, was booked into the Lafayette Parish jail on a count of attempted first-degree murder in the shooting in the 100 block of Rue Royale, according to the Lafayette Police Department.
Joseph Charles Jr., 30, of Lafayette, surrendered to authorities in the shooting around 7 p.m. Monday.
Cross and Charles both remained in jail on Tuesday evening in lieu of $100,000 bail each.
Both men are accused of firing multiple rounds into the Rue Royale home, injuring a woman in her right arm, police said. The victim was treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital.
An assault rifle and shotgun were used in the attack, police said.
The other shootings in Lafayette involved the death of an 18-year-old and a shooting injury of another man.
On Friday, Lafayette police arrested Aurtray Kentrial Dugas, 17, of Lafayette, in the shooting death of Joseph Celestine, 18, at the corner of Eighth and Sterling Streets.
Authorities are still searching for Arthur Ray Gotch, 34, who’s wanted on a count of attempted second-degree murder in a Dec. 1 shooting on Paul Breaux Avenue. A man was shot in the leg in that incident.
Police have not indicated whether the shootings are related and have not disclosed potential motives.