TERREBONNE PARISH, La. (WGNO) -- On Friday, Jan. 17, officers received a call from a resident on the 200 block of Orange Street regarding a cat being shot.
The complainant advised that her two young sons witnessed a neighbor shoot a cat from his back porch with a rifle.
The responding deputy also spoke with the suspect, who was in possession of a .22-caliber rifle, the type described by the witnesses.
Officers arrested 26-year-old Derrick Wilton Lacoste and transported him to the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex, where he was booked for aggravated cruelty to animals and illegal use of a weapon.
As of Friday evening the cat was still in critical condition at a shelter.