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Duson man shot by someone he met on Snapchat

Posted at 8:57 PM, Dec 06, 2018

The Broussard Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened while two people were attempting to sell a phone to someone they met on social media.

Police say that on Wednesday around 8:00 p.m., officers were called to a hospital after a patient arrived with gunshot wounds.  Officers learned that the incident occurred in the area of Alley 1 & 2 earlier in the evening.

The victim, identified as 19-year-old Trevis Thomas, was attempting to sell an iPhone to someone he met on Snapchat, according to police.  Thomas and his passenger picked up the potential buyer who got in the back seat of Thomas’ truck.

While the three were inside of Thomas’ parked truck on Alley 2, another male suspect allegedly approached the passenger side window with an “assault-style rifle.”  At the same time, police say the potential buyer pulled out a silver semi-automatic handgun and shot Thomas once in the arm and once in the leg.

He is expected to be okay.

The potential buyer then exited the truck and fled the scene.  Thomas and his front-seat passenger left and went to the hospital.

If you have any information about the two unidentified suspects or the crime, call the Broussard Police Department Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.