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Altercation leads to shooting in Crowley, one arrested

KLFY Lafayette 3/28/2023 Bjorn Morfin
Three arrested after shooting on Verdun Street in Lafayette © Provided by KLFY Lafayette Three arrested after shooting on Verdun Street in Lafayette

UPDATE, 3/28/2023: Esquivel has been charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and had his attempted manslaughter charge changed to attempted second-degree murder, according to CPD.

ORIGINAL: CROWLEY, La. (KLFY) – One person has been arrested following a shooting in Crowley, according to the Crowley Police Department (CPD).

Tyler Esquivel, was arrested and charged with attempted manslaughter, according to CPD.

Church Point 19-year-old arrested after report of shots fired

On March 14, officers responded to the 200 block of East Oak Street in reference to a shooting. CPD also said officers were notified that the victim was transported to Acadia General Hospital with a gunshot wound.

CPD said that witnesses stated a physical altercation occurred between Esquivel and the victim. Esquivel then shot at the victim and fled the scene, police said.

Esquivel was later arrested and booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.

The victim was also later transported to a Lafayette hospital with life-threatening injuries, CPD said.

Disclaimer: All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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