Arrest made in Shots fired incident in Broussard

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On Sunday, March 14, 2021 at approximately 10:15 PM the Broussard Police Department was dispatched to a report of gunshots being fired in a neighborhood on Gustave Street.

Posted: Mar 17, 2021 3:27 PM
Updated: Mar 17, 2021 3:42 PM

On Sunday, March 14, 2021 at approximately 10:15 PM the Broussard Police Department was dispatched to a report of gunshots being fired in a neighborhood on Gustave Street.

Officers converged on the area on foot and located a male identified as Tristan Greene (24 YOA of Broussard) walking near a residence. Greene had a high-powered assault-style rifle (AR-10 .308 caliber) slung across his back. Officers quickly detained Greene and secured the weapon. A search of the area revealed a spent .308 cartridge in the roadway, matching the live rounds located in the magazine of the gun that Greene was carrying.

A short time after being arrested, Greene resisted officers and was subsequently subdued without injury, but he continued to kick the door and window inside the unit. Greene has prior felony arrests for Aggravated Battery w/Dangerous Weapon in 2017 and Attempted Second Degree Murder in 2018 but was not prosecuted for them. Greene was booked in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on the following charges:

Illegal Discharge of a Firearm

Resisting Arrest

Several Warrants out of Opelousas for contempt of court for traffic violations, distribution of marijuana, resisting an officer, poss. of a firearm in the presence of a controlled and dangerous substance

Chief Decou says he will not tolerate gun violence in Broussard and we will do everything we can to apprehend anyone that is involved in these types of crimes. Anyone with additional information about this crime or any crime, please contact the Broussard Police Department at 837-6259 or Crime Stoppers.

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