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Shooting in the 100 block of Essie Street Leaves Female Dead; Suspect Arrested

Lafayette Police responded to the 100 block of Essie St. on October 6th at approximately 9:18 pm.

Posted: Oct 7, 2021 9:02 AM
Updated: Oct 8, 2021 10:23 AM

Lafayette, La.-  Lafayette Police responded to the 100 block of Essie St. on October 6th at approximately 9:18 pm, initially to a medical emergency. Upon arrival, a female victim was located suffering from a gunshot wound inside a residence. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

According to a witness, the victim responded to a knock at the door prior to being shot. 

Lafayette Police Special Investigation Unit has identified and located the suspect responsible for the homicide that occurred in the 100 block of Essie Street.

53-year-old Brian Keith Babineaux of Lafayette, has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder in reference to the case. He was also placed under arrest for an unrelated charge. Babineaux was transported to the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center for booking.

The identity of the female victim is being withheld pending notification to the next of kin.

Witnesses can upload any pictures or video evidence pertaining to the case right from their smart phone or computer. To do so click the link below.

https://LafayettePD.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/homicide21343920

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