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Man arrested for January shooting on Hamner Avenue

Posted: 1:02 PM, Feb 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-01 15:18:52-05

Lafayette Police have arrested a man wanted in connection to a shooting last month on Hamner Avenue.

Kemyon Alexander was arrested Thursday in connection to the shooting on January 12, 2019. A man was shot multiple times. He was taken to the hospital where he was listed in stable condition. His injuries were non-life-threatening, according to police.

Kemyon Alexander
Kemyon Alexander courtesy Lafayette Police Dept.

At the time of the incident, police say that the victim, a 39-year-old man, was refusing to cooperate with police.

Police believe the shooting took place during a possible drug transaction.

After an investigation, Alexander was arrested and booked on a charge of attempted first-degree murder along with two drug charges.

His bond is set at $165,000.

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