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Three arrested for attempted murder

Posted at 2:37 PM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 16:08:13-04

ACADIA, PARISH, La. - Three Acadia Parish men have been arrested on attempted murder charges following an investigation into an October 18 shooting.

The incident occurred in the 100 block of Valton Castille Road near Church Point, according to Acadia Parish Sheriff KP Gibson.

The investigation revealed that the victim entered the residence and was jumped by the three men in an attempt to rob him. During the attack, shots were fired, stated Gibson. According to the investigation, as the victim was struck by gun fire, he was able to grab the gun from one of the suspects and return fire. Both the victim and a suspect were struck.

Investigators arrested Jaquan Cormier, 22 of Rayne; Blaze Dupuis, 20 of Rayne; and Andrew Jolivette, 25 of Crowley, on charges of attempted second degree murder and armed robbery.

Jolivette and Cormier have been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail. Dupuis has been arrested and is pending transfer from Lafayette.