By Anna Thibodeaux and Ryan Arena
St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne said the suspect being sought from a shooting/attempted robbery at a Burger King in Boutte this morning (Aug. 2) is believed to have fled the area in a vehicle.
Champagne said deputies are handling what appears to be an attempted robbery of an employee of an ATM provider at the Burger King drive-through window around 10 a.m. near Hahnville High School.
The man, not yet identified, was picking up food when the suspect approached his vehicle and apparently shot him in the arm, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Champagne said the robber, described as a black male with a hoodie, fled the Burger King on foot and is believed to have left the area via vehicle.
The shooting victim, not yet identified, reportedly drove himself to the neighboring LaQuinta Inn & Suites, also in Boutte, where he was receiving treatment.
Champagne said the victim will be okay following treatment.
Deputies were on the scene placing crime tape at LaQuinta at about 10:30 a.m.
As a precaution, Champagne said they secured Hahnville High School and placed it on lockdown, which was lifted at about 11:30 a.m.
“Our investigation is ongoing,” Champagne said. “Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact our detective bureau through our 911 center.”
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the suspect is described as in being his mid 20s and standing approximately 5’10 with dread-lock style hair. He was reportedly wearing a dark-colored hoodie with horizontal white stripes.
As a precaution, the sheriff said police secured Hahnville High School and placed it on lockdown, which was recently lifted at about 11:30 a.m.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Jenni Barrette at 985-783-1135 or 985-783-6807.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.