WANTED: Suspect identified for hitting woman with handgun during robbery


POSTED: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 5:15pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 5:19pm

A warrant was issued today for the arrest of a man accused of robbing a woman and hitting her in the head with a handgun.

The Lafayette Police Department has issued a warrant for the arrest of Dexter Trahan, 31, of Duson.

The incident for which he’s accused happened on Thursday, June 6. Detectives believe Trahan approached the woman while she was getting into her car, which was parked in the 4400 block of Ambassador Caffery Parkway.

The victim told police that a man pulled out a gun and demanded her purse. After he grabbed it, he allegedly hit her in the head, causing her injuries. He ran off after someone honked a horn.

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