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Man Arrested and Charged with Attempted Second-Degree Murder for Shooting Outside of Planet Fitness

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Officers with the Lafayette Police Department were dispatched to the parking lot of Planet Fitness located at 1800 NE Evangeline Thruway.

Posted: Nov 19, 2020 9:24 AM
Updated: Nov 19, 2020 10:39 AM

On November 18, 2020 at approximately 9:00 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department were dispatched to the parking lot of Planet Fitness located at 1800 NE Evangeline Thruway. Once on scene, officers located one victim suffering with a gunshot wound to the face. First aid measures were quickly started by first responders. The victim was transported to a local hospital shortly thereafter with a non-life threatening injury. The suspect,  Bryant Batiste, 27, was quickly identified, detained, and transported to the police department for an interview. Detectives were able to charge the suspect with Attempted Second-Degree Murder. The investigation revealed that there was a verbal altercation between the victim and suspect during a child custody exchange. The altercation became violent when the suspect produced a handgun, and shot the victim.
The suspect was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.
This investigation is ongoing.

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