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Authorities locate man wanted for attempted second degree murder

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By: ELIZABETH WEST
Managing Editor

The Ville Platte Police Department reported that wanted 24-year-old Lawrence L. Fontenot, of Ville Platte, has been located and arrested for attempted second degree murder.
In a press release from Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue it stated that “on the date of September 11, 2017, officers with the VPPD responded to a report of shots fired in the 100 block of East Oak.”
According to the release, “upon arrival, officers observed a white male subject walking out of the residence with blood all over his clothing.”
It stated in the release that the “subject had a single gunshot wound underneath his left arm.” According to the release, the subject also “had cuts and marks on his arm, face and head.”
Witnesses told authorities that the “subject was in an altercation with four black males where he was struck repeatedly, including being struck physically with a pistol.”
According to the release, it was during that altercation that “one of the black male suspects pulled out a pistol and shot the white male.”
After the on call detective further investigated this matter, “an arrest warrant was issued” for Fontenot.
The gunshot victim was transported by Acadian Ambulance to Mercy Regional Medical Center following the incident.
Fontenot was booked into the city jail and charged with attempted second degree murder. His bond has been set at $100,000.00.

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