St. Landry

Jul 22, 2013 9:00 AM by Ian Auzenne

Opelousas shooting suspected arrested

An Opelousas shooting suspect is now behind bars.

Opelousas police arrested 32-year-old Paul Lastrapes, Jr., just before 6:30 Monday morning at a home in the 600 block of Vine Street. Lastrapes is charged with attempted second-degree murder.

Investigators say Lastrapes opened fire on another man Thursday near the corner of Cane and Bellevue Streets. The victim, Eric Veals, has since been released from a local hospital.

Lastrapes will appear before a judge tomorrow morning. His bond has not yet been set.

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