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Man shot while searching for stolen ATV in Thibodaux; detectives looking for suspect

1 month 2 weeks 22 hours ago Monday, May 16 2022 May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022 3:50 PM May 16, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

LAFOURCHE PARISH - A man was shot while trying to find a stolen ATV in Thibodaux.

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office said shortly after 3:15 a.m. May 15, they received a call reporting a stolen ATV from a residence on Lee Drive in Thibodaux.

The owner of the ATV and a family reportedly began driving around to locate the vehicle. When they found the stolen ATV at the intersection of Robert Street and Park Drive, they noticed a man hiding behind a tree.

While trying to approach the man, he pulled a gun and began shooting at them, according to the sheriff's office. One of the men was shot in the shoulder while running back to their vehicle.

Deputies said the victim was transported to University Medical Center in New Orleans for treatment, and his injuries were non-life-threatening.

Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying and locating the suspect. Pictures of the suspects were obtained Monday afternoon.

Anyone with information on this case should contact the sheriff's office at (985) 532-2808. Anyone with surveillance video documenting the incident should call (985) 413-4498.

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