Lafayette Crime Stoppers need help identifying stabbing suspect

Posted at 11:00 PM, Apr 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-23 00:00:57-04

Lafayette Crime Stoppers needs your help in identifying a suspect wanted for illegal discharge of a firearm and aggravated assault.

On April 10, 2018, at approximately 7:00 p.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to Ossun Elementary, located at 400 Rue Scholastic, in reference to a report of gunshots.

A review of the school’s video surveillance cameras showed approximately 14 males playing basketball after school hours. A fight occurs between two of the males, and at the end of the fight, the suspect is seen taking a handgun from another male standing nearby and begins shooting at the male he was fighting.

Investigators were able to identify the male to whom was being shot, but have been unable to confirm the identity of the suspect who fired the weapon.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5′-7" to 5′-9", weighing approximately 140lbs-160lbs. Police say he wearing a white t-shirt and gray sweatpants.

If you have any information on this crime, call Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS, or submit a tip by using their P3 Tips mobile app. All tipsters remain anonymous and can earn up to a $1,000 cash reward.