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Police: Kaplan man fired AR-15 rifle at victim, fled scene with family

Victim was shot multiple times
Posted at 3:02 PM, May 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-02 23:16:27-04

A Kaplan man was arrested on Saturday after police say he fired an AR-15 rifle at another person near his residence.

Police were called to the 200 block of North Boudreaux Avenue Saturday afternoon in response to a call of shots fired. The suspect, identified as Breon Broussard, fled in his vehicle with his family, said Kaplan Police Chief Joshua Hardy. Broussard was captured soon after just outside Kaplan city limits, west of Highway 13.

During an investigation, it was discovered that Broussard had fired his AR-15 rifle at a victim located next to his residence. The victim's vehicle was shot multiple times as well, said Hardy.

Broussard was booked into the Kaplan Police Department on the following charges:

Attempted Second Degree Murder
Aggravated Flight from an Officer
Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property
Illegal Discharge of a Firearm
Reckless Operation of a Vehicle
Stop Sign Violations

The Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office assisted Kaplan Police with the investigation.

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