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UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Connection with Fatal Shooting on University Ave

Suspect arrested in Second Degree Murder Incident in the 800 Blk of N. University Ave.

Posted: Sep 20, 2020 10:20 AM
Updated: Sep 24, 2020 9:16 AM

Update:   Agents with the Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana’s United States Marshals’ Violent Offender Task Force were able to take the 17 year old juvenile suspect into custody without incident on September 23, 2020.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Lafayette - On September 19, 2020 at approximately 11:30 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to a shots fired call at a local convenience store in the 800 Blk of N. University Ave.

Once on scene, officers located one victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso.

Medical assistance was provided to the victim prior to being transported to a local hospital by first responders.

Once at the hospital, the victim succumbed to his injuries.

The suspect fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival.

Details of this incident are still being sought by investigators.

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