Police arrest man, 23, in the shooting, wounding of teen

Police arrested a 23-year-old Lafayette man Monday in the attempted murder of a teenager after shooting the victim in the face last week.

Ben Daniel Narcisse Jr. is accused of shooting and wounding the 18-year-old as the victim drove up to a store in the 1800 block of North Evangeline Thruway, Lafayette police Cpl. Paul Mouton said in a news release.

The victim, who has not been identified, told police a dark-colored SUV drove up and parked near him and that someone fired a shot from the vehicle that struck the teen.

Police initially released video images of three people wanted for questioning. Mouton said Tuesday that Narcisse is the only suspect in the shooting, which is still under investigation.

Mouton said the victim is in stable condition at a hospital.