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Additional suspect arrested in hit-and-run involving officer

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Lafayette, LA (KPLC) -  Lafayette Police have arrested an additional suspect following a hit-and-run involving an officer on Wednesday morning.

Alexis Cimone Pitre, 19, of Lafayette was arrested and charged with attempted first degree murder and felony hit and run. Authorities say Pitre was driving the vehicle when it struck a Lafayette police officer. Pitre turned herself in to authorities Wednesday afternoon.

Leslie Cecilia Jackson, 21, and Merkeitha Hopkins, 22, both of Opelousas, were previously charged with theft in connection to the shoplifting incident prior to the hit and run.

Both Jackson and Hopkins were released on misdemeanor summons.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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