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Arrest made following shooting at Dollar General in Iberia Parish

Posted at 10:51 AM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-27 12:06:33-04

An arrest has been made following a shooting at the Dollar General Store Wednesday night in Iberia Parish.

Deputies say 23-year-old Joel Saenz is facing a charge of attempted second-degree murder.

Joel Saenz
Joel Saenz courtesy Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the victim was in the store, preparing to leave, when he was approached by Saenz’s brother who started a fight.  During the fight, Joel Saenz reportedly ran into the store and shot the victim once in the head. Saenz left the store after the shooting and was found at his home by deputies.  Investigators believe there has been an ongoing dispute between the victim and Saenz.

The victim is in critical condition in a Lafayette hospital.