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LPD: Suspect wanted for shooting at a father and sons Wednesday

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Posted at 9:49 PM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 22:49:18-05

Lafayette Police are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a shooting Wednesday afternoon.

According to LPD, officers responded to a disturbance involving a firearm in the 100 block of Hebert Road early in the afternoon.

The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Joseph Devoltz of Lafayette, was involved in a verbal altercation with two of the four total victims, police say. Devoltz then disengaged from the verbal altercation and proceeded to his nearby residence. Once there, police say he retrieved a rifle and proceeded to the residence of the victims.

As the victims, a father and three sons, exited their vehicle, the suspect fired several shots at them. No one was injured, but their vehicle sustained damage from the gunfire.

Devoltz fled the scene. He is currently wanted on four counts of Attempted First Degree Murder.

The investigation is ongoing.

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