LPSO News Blog
9/12/2013 by Brennan Matherne
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced two men are in custody following an incident that occurred at a Bayou Blue residence this morning. Detectives say the two men, both from Houma, were allegedly involved in an aggravated burglary that was initially reported as a shooting with multiple victims. The suspects’ names are being withheld at this time due to the ongoing investigation, and detectives say they are looking for additional suspects in the case.
Shortly after 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 12, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office received several calls about an incident in the 1700 block of Lacroix Drive. At least one caller reported a man had shot four people and was barricaded inside a residence. Deputies quickly arrived on scene and located one of the victims who had escaped from the residence. The victim indicated an unknown male subject had entered the residence with a firearm demanding money. When this occurred, the victim immediately ran from the residence to call for help as other family members remained inside the home. The victim had assumed the rest of the family had been shot, but he had not witnessed nor heard any gunshots.
Members of the Lafourche Parish Interagency Crisis Management Unit responded and made entry into the residence. They found no one inside, but there were signs a struggle may have occurred. Deputies then learned the victim’s family, who were previously thought to be inside the trailer, were at a local hospital receiving treatment from injuries sustained during the incident. Other deputies back on scene were questioning neighbors and were able to develop descriptions of two subjects. Deputies found one suspect hiding inside a shed on a nearby street and located the other as he was running through a nearby field.
Detectives are continuing to investigate this incident and new information will be forthcoming as it becomes available. Sheriff Craig Webre would like to thank the Houma Police Department for assisting detectives, and he also thanks the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office, Bayou Blue Volunteer Fire Department, Acadian Ambulance, Louisiana Probation and Parole, and the Louisiana State Police who responded to assist at the scene Thursday morning.
ABOUT THE LAFOURCHE PARISH INTERAGENCY CRISIS MANAGEMENT UNIT:
The Lafourche Parish Interagency Crisis Management Unit is comprised of deputies of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, as well as officers from Thibodaux Police, Lockport Police, Golden Meadow Police, and Port Fourchon Harbor Police. The unit responds to critical incidents and “high-risk” situations, such as hostage situations or barricaded subjects, which take place in Lafourche Parish, as well as neighboring parishes when called upon for assistance. They also assist in executing arrest and search warrants as well as with search and rescue missions. Members of the unit were chosen through a selection process open to any qualifying officer of the participating agencies, and they take part in regular monthly training exercises.