Suspect shoots self while in police custody

Mar 5, 2008 Full story: The Daily Advertiser 15

“When the individual was checked on, he had a gunshot wound to the chest”

A suspect in Church Point Police custody shot himself while in custody in the backseat of a police officer's vehicle today in Lafayette Parish. via The Daily Advertiser

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Gonzales, LA

#1 Mar 5, 2008
busy janning

Abbeville, LA

#2 Mar 5, 2008
who was it?

“Samantha(I don't need to hide)”

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#3 Mar 5, 2008
Refer to the "Church Point Police" blog

“Samantha(I don't need to hide)”

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#4 Mar 5, 2008

Suspect died from self-inflicted gunshot wound
Supect shot himself while in police custody

A suspect in Church Point police custody allegedly shot himself in the chest Tuesday while in the back of a Church Point police officer's vehicle. He died late Monday night from his injuries.
The suspect was identified as 28-year-old Blane Daigle of Rayne.

Daigle had been picked up from the Acadia Parish Jail Monday morning and left the facility in shackles and handcuffs.

A Church Point officer brought Daigle to a residence in Carencro to search for stolen property related to a Church Point investigation.

At the time, the officer was being assisted by a Lafayette Parish sheriff's deputy because Church Point has no jurisdiction in the area.

The police officer believed that a stolen safe was on the property, according to Lafayette Parish sheriff's Lt. Craig Stansbury.

"Upon returning (from searching the residence), he told our deputy there was a suspect in the unmarked unit. When the individual was checked on, he had a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest," Stansbury said.

Stansbury said he could not say how the suspect had access to a gun. The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting.

Church Point police currently are releasing no information and are directing all calls to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office.

The suspect was picked up Tuesday morning from the Acadia Parish jail by Church Point Police for investigative purposes, said Maxine Trahan, public information officer for the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office.

She said protocol was followed in the transfer.

"I suppose he was needed for part of that investigation," Trahan said. "He left our facility in handcuffs and shackles."

She said Acadia Parish sheriff's investigators were assisting Lafayette Parish in its investigation.


Texas Ranger Rip Ford

Ava, MO

#6 Mar 6, 2008
minime wrote:
Now this is something to comment about.Help stupid is that to leave a prisoner in the car with a gun.How is Carl going to get out of this one?Or does it just go away?
Who was the ranking officer in the vehicle?

Since: Aug 07


#9 Mar 6, 2008
The Chief(Albert) and Asst Chief(Carl) are the two officers that left the vehicle unattended while the gun was left in the door and the suspect was in the back seat.

Odenville, AL

#10 Mar 7, 2008
T Carl and Carl Thibodeaux are 2 different people.

United States

#11 Mar 7, 2008
man I smell a big lawsuit coming. this is not good people. look for another tax to come to vote to pay for this.

Breaux Bridge, LA

#12 Mar 7, 2008
this just goes to show you how good church point police really is!

Saint Martinville, LA

#13 Mar 8, 2008
t-carl is not the asst chief t-carl is a runt big carl is big

Carencro, LA

#14 Mar 9, 2008
andy an barney
haha hick cops

United States

#15 Sep 21, 2011
Lmao....this story is hilarious...not for the dead guy...but Omg how stupid can they get...I would've paid money to c their faces when they found ol boy....ha I'm sure they never got the evidence either....

United States

#16 Sep 21, 2011
This suspect, I wonder if he's the one who have been stealing all around Churchpoint?

United States

#17 Sep 21, 2011
Why is this topic coming up again?that happened three years ago

Philadelphia, PA

#18 Sep 22, 2011
Joe wrote:
This suspect, I wonder if he's the one who have been stealing all around Churchpoint?
This guy is not stealing on your street anymore!!!!!!!!!! Can't you read, he died of his injuries. A few years ago!!!!

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