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Sheriff’s Office releases details on Beau Bassin shooting

Posted at 11:35 AM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 15:07:25-04

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office has released more details on Monday night’s shooting incident on Beau Bassin Road in Lafayette.

Deputies say it was determined that the incident was an aggravated battery that resulted in the suspect’s suicide.

On the scene, police located a victim who was in serious condition as a result of a gunshot wound. That person was transported to a local hospital and is currently receiving medical attention.

The sheriff’s department says that a second person, determined to be the suspect, was found dead at the scene. The result of a suicide.

An investigation determined the incident was isolated and only involved the two individuals.

The deceased suspect has been identified as 41-year-old Phillip Candella of Carencro.

*As Police investigate this incident as a possible suicide, KATC would like to provide a list of numbers for those looking for assistance.

Suicide Hotline:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Lafayette and Surrounding areas: 232-HELP (4357) / 211

Suicide/Crisis Hotline: 1-800-437-0303 (Outside Baton Rouge)