Lafayette attempted murder suspect captured in Calcasieu Parish - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lafayette attempted murder suspect captured in Calcasieu Parish

Kevin Alexander. (Source: Lafayette Police) Kevin Alexander. (Source: Lafayette Police)
CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

A Lafayette man wanted on 13 counts of attempted first-degree murder was captured in Calcasieu Parish early Tuesday morning.

Lafayette Police said Kevin Alexander, 37, was arrested after a high-speed chase that crossed multiple parishes and included multiple law enforcement agencies.

Lafayette Police spokesman Paul Mouton said Alexander shot up a home in the 500 block of Orchid Drive in Lafayette.

"There were 13 occupants inside of the home at the time of the shooting but no one was injured," Mouton said in a news release. "Alexander is the estranged ex-boyfriend of one of the occupants."

Alexander fled the scene in a black 2008 GMC pickup truck, Mouton said.

"The suspect was later located by Lafayette Police operating the vehicle, at which time the suspect fled by entering Interstate 10 traveling west towards Lake Charles," Mouton said. "The suspect was pursued by multiple agencies until the vehicle was stopped at (near the Iowa exit) with the assistance of the state police."

Alexander was transported to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office and booked on 13 counts of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated flight from an officer.

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