Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department have arrested Kenneth Batiste (25) of Lafayette and charged him with 1st Degree Murder. Information and evidence indicates that the motive for the shooting is believed to be drug related. The investigation remains ongoing.
UPDATE: Victim’s Name Release by Investigators
Original Release: October 11, 2010 @ 9:00 am
Investigators with the Lafayette Police Department have identified the victim in this weekends shooting as Randall Joseph Clemons (45) of Lafayette. Clemons was found lying next to his vehicle on a parking lot at 305 Vieux Orleans with multiple gunshot wounds. Investigators are following up leads and speaking with potential witnesses. The case remains under investigation.
Homicide Investigated on Vieux Orleans
Original Release: October 10, 2010 @ 3:00 am
On October 9, 2010, at approximately 11:45 pm, Lafayette Police responded to the 200 block of Vieux Orleans regarding shooting. Officers found the victim shot multiple times outside on the ground. The victim, a 45 year old male, was transported to an area hospital and pronounced dead. A motive for the shooting has not been determined.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about shooting or the identity of the suspect to call the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.