UPDATE: New Iberia man found shot to death inside his home identified; person of interest jailed

Iberia Parish

NEW IBERIA, La. (KLFY) — Soon after New Iberia police found Dominique Lewis on the floor of his home bleeding out from a gunshot wound, they named another 31-year-old, Anthony Jamaal Loston as a person of interest in his death.

Police asked for the public’s help finding Loston, and by the next day, he came in for questioning, but no arrests have been made.

According to New Iberia police, Loston is still a person of interest.

“It’s scary to think in your house and right here by our home. Normally, it’s further back the other way in this town. It’s getting close to home.”

Neighbors, like Lorraine Girouard hope police have the right man and it puts a stop to the crime.

It’s affecting how she and many others enjoy their community after dark or how safe they feel in their homes.

“My deepest sympathies to the family because this is such a sad day. I’m careful going out. Very seldom do I go out at night. I mean just think if it would have happened to my family. I don’t know how I’d react.”

New Iberia police say Anthony Loston is still a person of interest in the deadly shooting despite not being charged yet.

Law enforcement encourages anyone with information that could prove useful in the investigation to come forward.

NEW IBERIA, La. (KLFY) — UPDATE, Nov. 8, 1:30 p.m.: The Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office has identified the man who was found shot to death inside his home over the weekend as 31-year-old Dominique Lewis.

ORIGINAL, Nov. 7, 10:29 a.m.: An investigation is currently underway in New Iberia after a man was found shot to death inside his home, according to the New Iberia Police Department.

Police responded to the home around 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6 in the 500 block of South Lewis Street.

Officers on the scene located a man on the floor with an apparent gunshot wound. Officials confirmed he died from injuries, according to the release.

Investigators are looking for Anthony Jamaal Loston as a person of interest.  Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Loston is asked to contact the New Iberia Police Department at (337)-369-2306 or Iberia Parish Crime Stoppers at (337)-364-TIPS.

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