On July 4, Lafayette Police were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 300 block of Birch Drive around 6:50 p.m.
Officers say the victim intervened in a verbal altercation between his mother and the suspect. At that time, the suspect produced a handgun and allegedly shot the victim... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Actor Russell Brand turned himself in Thursday afternoon to New Orleans police after an arrest warrant was issued for him on a charge of simple criminal damage to property valued at $700, authorities said. Brand posted bond and was released from jail Thursday afternoon, said police... more »
JEANERETTE, La. (AP) - Jeanerette Police Chief Larry Jones says a man wanted since July 31 has turned himself in and been booked with second-degree murder. Bond was set at $575,000 for 39-year-old Wilfred "Billy" Matthews of Four Corners. He's accused of shooting 20-year-old Deaunte Tallmore on July 31. Jones... more »
UPDATE-BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - Bay St. Louis police say the man who killed himself on Interstate 10 after an attempted holdup in Louisiana was a Louisiana National Guard soldier assigned to help with the oil spill. Deputy Chief Mike DeNardo identifies him Wednesday as 24-year-old John Paul Loupe... more »
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Shreveport woman Thursday was shot to death by a man who later took his own life, police said. Shreveport Police responded just before 1 p.m. to reports of shots fired at Element Fitness. Witnesses told dispatchers that a man shot a woman several times and... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Scott police have arrested a 30-year-old Carencro man in connection with a fatal accident Sunday morning. Police tell The Advocate that the crash killed 32-year-old Harold Sonnier Jr. of Lafayette Parish. Police Chief Chad Leger said Sonnier was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Michael... more »
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Man That Abducted 4-year-old Killed Himself Authorities on Thursday said 38-year-old Paul S. Smith of Hawk Point, Mo., was the suspect in the case. He died late Wednesday at a St. Charles hospital. Smith was a convicted sex offender. Police tracked him down after noticing new... more »
UPDATE: One Suspect Turns Himself in to Authorities
Suspect Michael Joseph Zanetti surrendered himself to authorities this afternoon without incident. Zanetti was booked into the correction center on Principle to Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling. Police are still seeking information on the three other suspects.
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