FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Update on Jeanerette Police Officer involved shooting:
Sheriff Louis Ackal is advising that the incident involving the Jeanerette Police Officer involved shooting occurred at 291 Martin Luther King Drive, Jeanerette. Jeanerette Police Officers stated that they were responding to a suspicious person complaint at the 400 Block of Bert Street, Jeanerette. Upon their arrival, officers learned that the suspect, later identified as Lance Dauphine (DOB 03/25/1972 of 640 B Trappey Street, Jeanerette), had just fled from the area. Jeanerette officers then made contact with the suspect at 291 Martin Luther King Drive, Jeanerette, where the incident between the suspect and officer took place.
Both the suspect and the Jeanerette Police Officer have been released from the hospital and the suspect has been booked into the Iberia Parish Jail on charges of two counts of attempted first degree murder of a police officer.