Suspect in Louisiana Attempted Murder Case Discovered Dead in Vehicle After Chase Across Several Parishes

By Liora Hawthorne
Published September 13, 2023

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Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana – Suspect involved in attempted murder case discovered dead in car after a chase across several parishes.

On September 11, 2023, at around 12:15 p.m., officers began a traffic stop on a vehicle that the Lafayette Police Department was seeking in connection with an attempted murder case. However, the driver, who was heading north on I-49 close to Opelousas, Louisiana did not comply and instead continued his escape into Avoyelles Parish.

When troopers arrived in Avoyelles Parish, they found the suspected vehicle parked on the exit ramp of the Bunkie, Louisiana. The man driving the targeted vehicle was discovered to be dead, presumably from a gunshot wound he inflicted on himself.

None of the Troopers were harmed during this event. A coroner’s autopsy will ascertain the actual cause of the death.

Following the guidelines of the agency, the Investigation Unit of the Louisiana State Police Force went to the incident location to collect evidence and obtain additional information.

Authorities are asking that anyone with any details, images, or footage related to the investigation is strongly encouraged to pass this information to LSP Investigators by dialing 318-487-5911.

Apart from the above mentioned method, the public can also provide information confidentially via the online reporting system of Louisiana State Police. This can be done by visiting the website by following this link, visiting the web address or by calling the LSP Fusion Center Hotline number which is 1-800-434-8007.