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Rayne Man Arrested After Shooting Police Officer

Aug 27, 2019 10:59AM ● By News Desk

Shortly after 12:30 am on August 27, 2019, Louisiana State Police was requested by the Rayne Police Department to investigate a shooting incident resulting in the injury of one of their officers. The incident occurred at approximately 11:30 pm on August 26th in the 800 block of N. Polk Ave., and resulted in the arrest of 31-year-old Dustin L. Benoit of Rayne.

The initial investigation by LSP Bureau of Investigations showed that at some point after coming into contact with Benoit, a Rayne PD officer was shot. Benoit then fled the area on foot but was later apprehended. The officer did not discharge a weapon during the encounter, and was transported to a local hospital for treatment and released.

Benoit was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail for Attempted Murder of a Peace Officer. 

Further charges are pending. This remains an active investigation, and there is no further information available at this time.