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Alleged shooter in Breaux Bridge truck stop incident turns himself in

Posted: 4:02 PM, Sep 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-23 17:02:39-04

A man wanted in connection with the Pilot truck stop shooting earlier this month has turned himself in, Breaux Bridge Police say.

Jared Ledet, 27, of Lafayette was identified by police last week as the suspect in the shooting.

Ledet was booked with attempted second-degree murder, obstruction of justice and illegal use of weapons.

Courtesy Breaux Bridge Police

Last week, Ashley Blackwell, 26, was booked with principal to attempted second-degree murder and obstruction of justice.

At the time of the shooting, Breaux Bridge Police said the shooting at the Rees Street truck stop was related to a dispute.

The man who was shot, and the man who shot him were in some kind of argument, but they didn’t know each other, a spokesman said. Police were called to the scene at 10 p.m.  They found a man with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.