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St. Martinville man accused of shooting at house occupied by adults, children

Posted at 4:28 PM, Aug 10, 2018

A fully automatic assault rifle and a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun were seized Friday as part of a shooting investigation, The Lafayette Sheriff’s Office says.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division arrested 18-year-old Gage Christopher Rochelle in connection to a June 16 shooting in the 200 block of Crooked Creek in Lafayette.

Rochelle, a resident of St. Martinville, is charged with aggravated criminal damage to property for the shooting, in which the fully automatic and semi-automatic firearms seized by detectives were used. At the time of the incident, shots were allegedly fired into a residence occupied by two adults and two children, a press release states.

No one was injured.

Rochelle was being held in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on a $25,000 bond for unrelated charges at the time of his arrest.

The investigation is ongoing.