Lafayette, La.- Lafayette Police responded to shots fired in the 1700 block of Eraste Landry Road on May 19, 2021 at approximately 2:00 am. Officers located a male victim in the yard of a residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The suspect, 22-year-old Igor Fernando Castellanos Tejada was located on a traffic stop shortly after the shooting. Following questioning, he was transported to the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center for booking. He is being charged with First Degree Murder, Attempted Armed Robbery, and Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault.
The victim is a 16-year-old male. The investigation remains on-going.