UPDATE: The deputy injured in Saturday's shooting on Interstate 49 has been released from the hospital. According to St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Deputy Chief Eddie Thibodeaux, the injured officer is "doing well at home."

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UPDATE: The man charged with shooting an off duty deputy with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office has been identified as 59-year-old Koby Boyett of Pineville. He has been booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center and has been charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder.

Boyett's court date has been set for 8:30 on Tuesday, July 12. His bond has been set at $300,000.

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UPDATE: Valerie Ponseti, spokesperson for the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, tells KPEL News “at this point I can confirm a possible suspect has been detained.”

But, there is no name being released at this time

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A deputy with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office is recovering after being shot on Saturday and law enforcement officials are looking for the person they believe pulled the trigger.

According to St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz, his deputy was not on duty when he was shot; he suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Sheriff Guidroz says some early details of the shooting were not accurate.

The reports that one of our deputies was shot due by a suspect who drove up to the deputy and opened fire was false.

 

Here at KPEL News, we waited to publish this story until we were given clearance from the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Bobby Guidroz
Sheriff Bobby Guidroz
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Meanwhile, Sheriff Guidroz says a suspect has been identified and law enforcement is searching for him.

Officials with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office say the initial investigation indicates the shooting was part of a road rage incident. It happened on I-49, north of Lafayette, at approximately 2:30 p.m.

The deputy was taken to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition.

"This is an ongoing case and no other details are being given," says Sheriff Guidroz.

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