LaSalle man facing charges after shooting

A shooting in the Sharptown Community in south LaSalle Parish Thursday afternoon, October 3, led to the arrest of a Trout man for Attempted Second Degree Murder by the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Department.

Michael Shane Prudhomme, 48, of Trout, was arrested last Thursday after allegedly shooting his daughter and severely beating his wife.

According to lead detective Todd Roark, the incident actually began at a residence on Haddox Road in Trout before noon last Thursday, where a domestic incident occurred between Michael Prudhomme and his wife, Joyce Prudhomme.

“From there, Michael Prudhomme drove to the home of his daughter, Elizabeth Poole, at 161 Bignar Cutoff in the Sharptown Community,” Roark said. “At this residence, another altercation ensued, resulting in Michael Prudhomme firing a shot that struck Elizabeth Poole.”

According to his wife, Prudhomme eventually loaded his her and his daughter into his 2014 Dodge Ram pickup truck and headed to Jena and the hospital. After multiple pleas, he allowed his daughter to call 911 around 12:30 p.m. and his wife then spoke with the dispatcher keeping them up-to-date on the way to Jena.

LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s deputies and ambulances from the LaSalle Parish Ambulance Service met the truck on LA 127 near Jena Elementary School.