Authorities identify BR armed robbery suspects shot by homeowner in Breaux Bridge

Joseph Broussard Jr. (Source: St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office)
Joseph Broussard Jr. (Source: St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office)
Drewe Schexnider (Source: St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office)
Drewe Schexnider (Source: St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office)

BREAUX BRIDGE, LA (WAFB) - Two people who are wanted by police for an armed robbery that happened in Baton Rouge were wounded overnight in St. Martin Parish.

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office identified the suspects as Joseph Broussard Jr., 26, of Morse, and Drewe Schexnider, 31, of Kaplan.

According to the SMPSO, the shooting happened Tuesday around 3 a.m. at a home on Auguillard Rd. in Breaux Bridge. Investigators learned that the two armed robbery suspects rang the doorbell at the home. One was armed with a gun.

The homeowner reportedly shot both suspects. One suspect got away in a car, but was caught a short time later by deputies during a traffic stop on Latiolais Rd.

As of Tuesday, March 28, Broussard was released from the hospital and booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center. Schexnider remains hospitalized in serious condition.

Broussard and Schexnider are wanted in Baton Rouge for an incident that occurred on Monday, March 20 at a home on N Colony Way Place. East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office officials say the victim in this case said he let his dog out and went back into his house. He said when he came back out, he was then confronted by a white male with a rifle wearing a mask. The victim said he grabbed the rifle and wrestled with the man when the man fired the rifle.

Officials say the victim was shot once and sustained non-life threatening injuries. EBRSO officials believe the two involved in this incident are the suspects just arrested by the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office.

The investigation is ongoing.

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