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Man arrested following shooting on Friendship Street in Lafayette

Posted: 9:38 PM, Feb 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-20 23:25:53-05

A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting on Friendship Street that injured a woman.

Police say that on Wednesday at around 3:52 pm, officers responded to a disturbance in progress at a residence in the 200 block of Friendship Street.

Upon officers arrival, a 21-year-old woman was located suffering from a gunshot wound. She was transported to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition.

29-year-old Manuel H. King of Lafayette was identified as the suspect in this shooting.  Police say he fled the scene on foot prior to officers arrival.

Manuel King / Lafayette Police Department

King allegedly entered the parking lot of a local business where he carjacked a vehicle. King was then involved in two additional carjacking’s within the city limits, according to police. 

Following a vehicle pursuit led by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, King was apprehended at a location in St. Martin Parish. 

Witnesses tell KATC that pursuit ended on Hebert Avenue in Breaux Bridge when his vehicle crashed into a pond. 

King was placed under arrest for attempted second-degree murder, 3-counts of carjacking, armed robbery, felon in possession of a firearm, home invasion, and an active warrant. 

The investigation remains ongoing.

Video below is of the scene in Breaux Bridge earlier Wednesday evening.

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One woman was wounded in a Wednesday shooting on Friendship Street, Lafayette Police say.

The woman has non-life threatening injuries, police say.

There are not a lot of details available; we know the shooting happened about 4 p.m. and that the suspect is a man who fled after the shooting.

We’ll update this story as more information is released.