Arrest made in weekend shooting
A Crowley man has been charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder in connection with a shooting here late Saturday.
Police Chief Jimmy Broussard said Traylon Ryankeith Lewis, 29, is accused of firing four rounds into a Cadillac Escalade at the intersection of West Seventh and Jacobs streets around midnight on June 9.
Broussard said officers initially were called to the 200 block of Westwood to find two of the four passengers in the Escalade had been wounded in the shooting.
Two of the passengers identified Lewis as the shooter and indicated that the incident had occurred at West Seventh and Jacobs. The driver of the Escalade drove to Westwood Apartments before making the emergency call.
Upon further investigation, witnesses were able to place Lewis in a dark gray Chrysler 300 bearing Louisiana license 817BUC. Witnesses said the gunshots came from the Chrysler.
After the Criminal Investigation Division completed the initial investigation, the Patrol Division was able to apprehend Lewis within an hour of receiving the signed warrant, according to Broussard.
“This was just another great example of the public working with law enforcement to bring a quick resolve to this crime,” Broussard said.
“Our detectives worked tirelessly since the night of the shooting and, with the information given by the public, we were able to make an arrest in less than 72 hours. It’s proof positive that, when the community and law enforcement work together, we can make a difference.”
Lewis has been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail under a $200,000 bond.