Mar 24, 2010 1:01 AM by Jim Hummel
The man who was shot by Lafayette Police for allegedly shooting at them Sunday night has been released on $7,500 bond. 15th Judicial Court Commissioner Thomas Frederick found no probable cause to hold 33 year old Carey Boseley (left) on the attempted first degree murder charge stemming from the incident. Boseley posted $5,000 bond for illegal use of a dangerous weapon, and $2,500 for possession of cocaine.
"No, he did not fire at that officer, I doubt seriously he pointed a gun at him," said Boseley's neighbor Pat Brasseaux.
News that the commissioner could not find probable cause on the attempted first degree murder charge was no surprise to Brasseaux and a handful of other neighbors who vouched for Boseley. Although some of the details in the affidavit obtained by KATC did surprise Brasseaux and other residents.
Contrary to what residents reported Monday, there was no mention of Boseley interrupting a robbery at an appliance store near his home. Instead Boseley told police he saw people in his house, so he went outside and shot at his home. Police arrived to find him perched under a porch across the street from his house, where they say he refused to drop his weapon, so they opened fire.
"My wife said she saw him stumbling around in the front yard before they arrested him," Brasseaux said.
Once Boseley was arrested he was read his rights and according to the affidavit, he admitted to police using a gram and a half of cocaine before the incident.
The affidavit made no mention of Boseley opening fire on police, but did say:
"It should be noted that other unknown suspects were possibly involved in the original call of shots fired and fired [toward] officers however those individuals could not be located."
Lafayette Police are still looking for two other suspects, described as a black male and a black female. Meantime Boseley may not be out of the woods just yet, police say the incident is still under investigation and any of the initial charges can still be submitted to the District Attorney pending the outcome of the investigation.
Original Story from 3/22:
Carey Glenn Boseley of Lafayette has been charged with attempted first degree murder in connection with last night's officer-involved shooting in Lafayette, but residents near the scene say police have the wrong guy.
Jeromy Aucoin, who works at Halloway's Appliance Store on West Simcoe says the store was robbed last night, and he believes Boseley was trying to thwart the robbery when shots rang out.
"I assume that's where it all started, he was just looking out for the place and figured he'd go run some fellas off, and it ended up being more than that," Aucoin said.
Lafayette police are still looking for two suspects in connection with last night's shooting. They were called to the intersection of Pierce and West Simcoe Streets around 11:30 p.m. Sunday for reports of a disturbance. On arrival officers found three people shooting at one another. Police say the focus then shifted on police, at which point officers opened fire, striking Boseley in the shoulder.
Boseley was treated and released from the hospital at which point he was charged with attempted first degree murder, possession of cocaine, illegal discharge of a firearm and resisting an officer. The other two suspects fled the scene. Aucoin believe it's those two suspects that robbed the appliance store and may have fired at police.
"I'm assuming the cops came and weren't aware of what was going on, maybe viewed him as a threat or what not, but I can't imagine that [Boseley] fired at any officers or anything, he's a real nice standup guy," said Aucoin.
Lafayette Police aren't ruling anything out. The charges filed against Boseley stand as is while the investigation continues.
On March 21, 2010, at approximately 11:30 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the area of Pierce Street and West Simcoe regarding a disturbance involving gunfire. As officers arrived on the scene they observed three suspects involved in an exchange of gunfire across West Simcoe Street. The suspects then turned their focus on the arriving police units and fired shots in the direction of the officers. Officers were able to exit their police vehicles and confront the suspects. One suspect, Carey Glenn Boseley of Lafayette was shot once by police and taken into custody. The two other suspects fled the area.
Boseley has been charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Possession of Cocaine, Illegal Discharge of a Firearm and Resisting an Officer. Boseley was treated and released from an area hospital for a gunshot wound to the shoulder.
The Lafayette Police Department's SWAT Team and K-9 officers responded to the scene and conducted a search of the area, but were unable to locate the two other suspects believed to be involved in the incident. This case is still under investigation.
Anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the suspects is encouraged to call the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.