Mar 4, 2014 12:57 PM by Dave Fields

Drive-by victim's father questions charges of 63-year-old alleged shooter

The father of the 20-year-old victim of an alleged drive-by shooting by a 63-year-old man questions the severity of the charges against the man he alleges tried to kill his son.

Albert Scott, 63, of Ville Platte currently is charged with assault by drive by shooting. According to Police Chief Neal Lartigue, Scott fired two shots through the back glass at another vehicle while driving on E. Main St. near the intersection of Chataignier St. around 8 p.m. Sunday night.

"With both shots going through the back glass and one bullet lodging in the dashboard of the vehicle," Lartigue said.

No one was injured, but the victim's father, Danny Bellard, suggested that Scott should be charged with attempted murder.

"I just don't understand why he isn't charged with attempted murder. He also should be charged with discharging a firearm," Bellard said.

Lartigue indicated that the case still continues as the alleged shooter remains in custody.

"The matter is still under investigation and it will be sent to the district attorney," Lartigue explained.

The victim's father said that one of his son's friends witnessed the incident and was able to provide to police the license plate of the alleged perpetrator's vehicle.



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