Man facing attempted murder charge after Rayne officer injured in shooting
RAYNE - Authorities have arrested a man after an officer with the Rayne Police Department was injured in an overnight shooting.
According to Louisiana State Police, the incident happened around 11:30 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of N. Polk Avenue. At some point after coming in contact with 31-year-old Dustin Benoit, a Rayne officer was shot.
Authorities say Benoit then fled the area on foot but was later apprehended. The officer was taken to a local hospital for treatment before being released.
Benoit was charged with attempted murder of a peace officer. Further charges are pending.
The investigation remains ongoing.
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