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Man facing attempted murder charge after Rayne officer injured in shooting

3 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, August 27 2019 Aug 27, 2019 August 27, 2019 9:47 AM August 27, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo: Louisiana State Police

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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