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UPDATE: At 4:30pm on July 7, 2020 Francis arrived at the Scott Police Department to turn herself in for her involvement in the shooting that occurred in the City of Scott earlier this morning.
Francis cooperated with investigators and was booked into LPCC for attempted second degree murder. Although an arrest was made, the investigation is still ongoing.
Scott Police Department is asking the public for assistance in locating Delana Francis, 35, of Lafayette. Scott Police Department believe Francis is responsible for the shooting of a 38-year-old Lafayette man on a roadway in the northern area of Scott in the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 7, 2020.Scott Police Department was called to a local hospital to speak to the victim. During the investigation, the victim and Francis had been romantically involved and recently dissolved the relationship. On this date, as the couple were returning to the victim’s residence, an argument took place prompting the victim to exit the vehicle. When he did, that’s when police believe Francis shot him. The victim was able to dial 911 as Francis drove away. Francis was last seen driving a 2016 Chrysler 200, black in color, with Louisiana license plate 897BKT. The vehicle was last seen traveling east on Gloria Switch but police believe she may be hiding in the North Lafayette area. Scott Police Department urges the public not to approach Francis as she may still be armed at this time. If you know her whereabouts, please contact Scott Police Department at 337-233-3715, Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 337-232-TIPS, or your local law enforcement agency. All callers can remain anonymous.