Lafayette man sought in shoot out that left one injured _lowres

Kavante Richmond

Police on Friday named a Lafayette teenager as a supsect in a shootout earlier in the week that left a man injured with a graze wound to his head.

Kavante Richmond, 19, is wanted on a count of attempted second-degree murder in the shooting, which happened around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Debaillon and Doc Duhon Streets, according to a news release from the Lafayette Police Department.

Police suspect Richmond of instigating an argument with two people and opening fire, leading one of the people to return fire and injure a man who had been walking along the street with Richmond, the release statement. Another three people present scurried from the scene.

Anyone with information in Richmond’s whereabouts is asked to call the Lafayette Police Department or the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at (337) 232-TIPS.