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Arrest made in Sunday shooting

Posted at 9:15 AM, Sep 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-21 10:15:45-04

A Lafayette man has been arrested in connection with the Sunday shooting on Edison Street.

Lafayette Police arrested Arthur James Minor Jr., 23, and booked him with two counts attempted first-degree murder, illegal carrying of a firearm, resisting arrest and possession with intent to distribute narcotics.

The shooting happened Sunday morning in Lafayette. Two people were shot while sitting in a car, and the suspect fled on foot.

Police tried to stop Minor as he was driving on West Willow yesterday, a spokeswoman says. He got out of the car and ran, but he was caught and arrested.

Lafayette Police Special Investigation Unit and Detectives developed Minor as a suspect, the spokeswoman said.

LPCC records show Minor's bond as been set at $550,000 on the attempted murder, gun and drug charges. However, he also was booked on two outstanding warrants, so he can't be released yet.