Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a man is wanted in connection to a shooting that occurred Thursday in Raceland. Cortland Patterson (age 27) of Raceland is wanted for Attempted Second Degree Murder in the incident.
Around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 12, deputies responded to a shooting on St. Patrick Street in Raceland. Upon arrival, deputies learned Patterson and a woman were involved in a verbal altercation at a residence. During the altercation, the woman told Patterson to leave the residence. Patterson exited the residence, brandished a firearm, and fired two rounds back in the direction of the woman. One of the rounds hit the residence, but the woman was not struck in the shooting. Patterson then fled the scene.
Investigators were unable to locate Patterson on Thursday, and they obtained a warrant for his arrest for Attempted Second Degree Murder. Patterson also has three outstanding warrants for Contempt of Court and a warrant for Second Degree Battery in reference to a March 2018 incident where he struck another female, causing multiple broken bones in her face. His total bond on all warrants will be set at $555,500.
Patterson’s last known address is 535 Dantin Street in Raceland. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tips can also be submitted using the P3 Tips app on your mobile device. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.