A Jennings man shot his former girlfriend and her current boyfriend in a Lafayette parking lot early Saturday morning, later turning the gun on himself, authorities said.
None of those shot had died of their injuries as of Saturday afternoon. The shooter was in critical condition at a local hospital and his two victims were in stable condition, according to a news release issued by the Lafayette Sheriff’s Office.
The incident occurred in a parking lot on Merchants Boulevard around 12:15 a.m. when Jonathan Redeaux, of Jennings, got into an argument with his 29-year-old ex-girlfriend and her 33-year-old boyfriend, the news release states.
The couple was inside a vehicle and at some point during an argument Redeaux, 28, pulled out a handgun and began shooting into the vehicle from the passenger’s side. After wounding both his ex-girlfriend of Lafayette and her boyfriend, he drove away, the release states.
The couple was taken to the hospital from the 200 block of Merchants Boulevard, and they were both listed in stable condition as of Saturday afternoon, according to the release.
Detectives identified Redeaux as a suspect, and a warrant was issued for his arrest on two counts of attempted first-degree murder, the release says.
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office tipped off Lafayette investigators with information on Redeaux, and detectives later found Redeaux in his vehicle near the intersection of Highway 383 and Gilson Road north of Interstate 10 with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the release says.
The shooter remains in critical condition, according to the release.
The investigation is ongoing, the release states.