Monday, June 01, 2009

Hotel Guest Assaulted With Air soft Gun

Lafayette Police responded to a call at a hotel after a victim is shot with an airsoft pellet gun.

Officers responded to a call in the 100 block of Alcide Domingue and were advised by the victim that he was pepper sprayed and shot with an airsoft pellet gun.

The suspect, who was identified by the victim, was Troy Reed of Lafayette. According to the victim, after he was pepper sprayed he ran toward the hotel lobby. At this point the suspect began shooting him with the pellet gun. He was hit multiple times.

The victim entered the lobby and the manager on-duty began to help him. This was when the suspect began to shoot the manager. He chased the victim throughout the lobby and eating area. Reed fled the scene.

After the investigation, Reed turned himself into authorities. He was placed into custody and is being held at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. He is charged with Aggravated Battery. The case remains under investigation.

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