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UPDATE: Alleged shooter arrested in Ville Platte incident

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Posted at 11:03 AM, Feb 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-23 20:44:04-05

A local man has been arrested in connection with a Saturday shooting that left one person wounded.

Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s deputies got a tip Sunday about the shooting that happened on Snooks Road. The caller said that it was Tristan Scott Lejeune who was responsible for the shooting. The caller also told detectives where to find Lejeune.

Detectives picked up Lejeune and questioned him, and he allegedly told them that he alone was responsible for the shooting. He was arrested and booked, a spokesman said.

The three people wanted for questioning earlier today are no longer of interest to the deputies, the spokesman said.

The victim has been listed in stable condition since his surgery on yesterday, deputies say.

Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the caller for their immediate assistance.

Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office is always seeking information on criminal activity and urges the Public to contact the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division via phone at 337-363-2161 or through the agency’s website at www.evangelineparishsheriff.org. Any person reporting information will always remain anonymous.