Best friends brawl over video game, both end up behind bars

Monday, October 15, 2012 - 4:00pm

A fight over a video game landed two best friends in jail after fist-fight escalated to the firing of a gun.

The Houma Police Department responded to the call of a disturbance on Saturday, Oct. 13 at a home on the 500 block of Wilson Avenue. Officials say that William Lirette, 21, and his best friend, Patrick Cloud, 19, were involved in a fight.

We’re told Cloud punched and kicked his friend in the face, which caused him to sustain a laceration to the forehead. It was at this point that Lirette pulled out a gun and pointed it at Cloud, butt then fired a shot at the ground.

Cloud was arrested for one count Second-Degree Battery.

Lirette was arrested for one count of Illegal Use of a Weapon and one count of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.

Both men were booked in the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex.

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