St. Mary Parish detectives arrest suspect in Bayou Vista shooting

St. Mary Parish detectives arrest suspect in Bayou Vista shooting
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:49am

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested Cody Thibodeaux, 23, for attempted second-degree murder and a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal neglect of family.

The shooting happened Tuesday around 1:00 p.m. at the intersection of Polaris and Saturn Roads in Bayou Vista.

While establishing a parameter around the area, an officer noticed Thibodeaux hiding in a metal structure near a field at the recreational facility. Thibodeaux was detained until police could investigate further.

Police found the vehicle that witnesses had seen fleeing the area. At that time, deputies also discovered an injured, 30-year-old, man. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Detectives learned that Thibodeaux had been in an argument with a woman, when the dispute escalated. Thibodeaux pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the torso and elbow.

Thibodeaux was arrested at 7:56 p.m. 

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