Suspect Arrested in Lafayette Apartment Shooting

Posted at 3:34 PM, Jun 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-29 16:40:17-04

At 12:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, Lafayette Police responded to a call in the 200 block of Liberty Ave. in Lafayette. The call was in reference to someone illegally discharging a firearm from the balcony of an apartment.

Some residents were evacuated from the apartments in the same building while officers attempted to make contact with the tenant of the apartment where the shots originated. The suspect refused to open his door and SWAT was deployed. The tenant eventually exited the apartment and was arrested.

47-year-old Thomas Hoke was charged with terrorizing and illegal discharge of a weapon. There were no injuries reported.