Lafayette

May 12, 2014 2:16 PM by Dave Fields

Lafayette man arrested in alleged drive-by shooting

Lafayette Police Department (LPD) arrest a Lafayette man for an alleged drive-by shooting in a Lafayette neighborhood.

LPD officers said they responded Sunday afternoon at approximately 1:00 p.m. to a report of shooting in the 1200 block of Eighth Street and were able to locate the alleged perpetrator. Officers took Mark Handy, 30, into custody and charged him with Assault by Drive By Shooting.

The victim explained to officers that the incident occurred following a verbal altercation when her ex-boyfriend drove near her residence and then left. The victim said her ex-boyfriend came back and allegedly fired six shots in her direction from a pistol.

The victim was not injured in the incident.

Handy was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. The investigation remains ongoing.

 

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