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On Wednesday, October 19th around 1:30 pm Lafayette Police responded to a report of a residential entry in the 2300 block of Southhaven Blvd. The reported victim called LPD dispatch and said a black male, about 20 years old, with shoulder length dreadlocks entered his home uninvited. The reported victim said he was awoken by the man entering his house, was not expecting visitors, and suspected the man was a burglar.
The reported victim confronted the uninvited man, who fled out the front door. The reported victim said he shot at the man as he was fleeing in a vehicle.
Investigators continue to interview witnesses to determine a vehicle description.There were no injuries reported. The case has been turned over to the detective division for further investigation. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Lafayette Police Department at 765-807-1200 or the anonymous We-Tip Hotline at (800) 78-CRIME.
Sgt. Scott GallowayCrime Prevention / Community Outreach
The fact a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.