Thomas charged in shooting


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Brian Keith Thomas has been charged with the shooting of a local man Tuesday, September 2.

Lt. John B. “Chip” Matte Jr. said Thomas, 30, 1524 W. Blake St., Ville Platte, has been charged with attempted second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Thomas was charged after authorities investigated a shooting that involved the victim being shot twice during one day by two different persons. Thomas is believed to have shot the victim twice in the face, seriously injuring him, at the corner of Alton Locks and Peach Street around 10:45 p.m.

Authorities are still searching for another shooter who shot the victim in the leg earlier in the day.

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