Attempted Homicide Suspect Found Deceased in Vehicle Following Multi-Parish Pursuit

Published: 09-11-2023 | Category: Troop E


September 11, 2023

Attempted Homicide Suspect Found Deceased in Vehicle Following Multi-Parish Pursuit

Avoyelles Parish – Earlier today, at approximately 12:15 p.m., Troopers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle wanted by the Lafayette Police Department related to an attempted homicide investigation.  As Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle traveling north on I-49 near Opelousas, the driver refused to stop and fled north into Avoyelles Parish.  

Upon entering Avoyelles Parish, Troopers located the suspect vehicle stopped on the off-ramp of the Bunkie exit.  The driver of the wanted vehicle was found to be deceased from a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound.  No Troopers were injured during this incident. The cause of death will be determined by a coroner’s autopsy.

In accordance with agency policy, the Louisiana State Police Force Investigation Unit responded to the incident location to process the scene and gather further information.  Any questions regarding the attempted homicide in Lafayette should be referred to the Lafayette Police Department. 

Anyone with information and/or pictures and video is urged to share that information with LSP Investigators by calling 318-487-5911.

In addition to the option above, citizens can anonymously report information through the Louisiana State Police online reporting system by visiting or calling the LSP Fusion Center Hotline at 1-800-434-8007.

The investigation remains active and ongoing and further information will be updated as it becomes available.

Contact Information:

M/T Casey Wallace

Louisiana State Police

Public Affairs Section

Office: (318) 239-0916