Lafayette man booked in Encore Lane shooting

Posted at 3:27 PM, Apr 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 16:27:53-04

A Lafayette remains in jail today after being booked in connection with a Thursday shooting.

Colby Ward, 21, was booked with attempted second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He remains in LPCC with bond set at $100,000 for his arrest, records show. 

Ward was booked Thursday night following an incident on Encore Lane, records show. 

Police were called to the home by a report of a shooting. The victim was shot once in the arm, police said. The victim and his girlfriend went to Ward’s father’s home to wash clothes, police said. When they got there, they were arguing outside the home and Ward allegedly came out of the house with a gun. The victim and Ward allegedly had words, police say. Surveillance video shows a man matching Ward’s description and wearing the same clothes as he was approach the victim, police say. The video then shows the victim falling to the ground and Ward running into the woods, police say.

A K-9 search was conducted in the area, and Ward was found and arrested.  

Ward also is facing revocation of his probation in two other cases, as well as a charge of simple battery. 

Lafayette Court records show that Ward was charged with one count of simple burglary and one count of simple robbery in January 2014; he pleaded guilty to those charges in August 2017 and was given two years in prison, suspended, and ordered to serve two years of active supervised probation. In July 2017 he pleaded no contest to a charge of unauthorized use of an access card in which he was accused of stealing $750. He also was sentenced to probation in that case. When he was arrested in March, accused of second-degree battery causing serious bodily injury on a local man, his probation officer filed a motion to revoke his probation. One document indicates he never reported to his probation officer at all. The  hearing on those motions is set for May 23, records show.