UPDATE: Juvenile suspect turns self in for Pierce St. shooting, charged with 2nd-degree murder

Lafayette Parish

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — UPDATE, JUNE 15: On June 14 at approximately midnight, the juvenile suspect in last week’s fatal N. Pierce St. shooting turned himself into the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office. 

He was then transported to the police department where he was interviewed.

He was booked into the Lafayette Juvenile Detention Center with the charge of Second-Degree Murder. 

ORIGINAL: Lafayette Police report that the 14-year-old female victim shot Thursday in the 1100 block of N. Pierce St. has died from her injuries.

The shooting happened at around 4 p.m. Thursday, after the girl allegedly got in an argument with the suspect. The suspect, described to News 10 as a “young boy” by neighbors, took out a gun and shot the girl before fleeing the scene, according to Lafayette Police Sgt. Wayne Griffin.

“She’s just a person that was never disrespectful, never disrespectful, and it’s so sad for that to happen,” the girl’s uncle, Eric Senegal, told News 10. “She listens. She listens, and she does what she’s told at school. Always on time.”

The girl had been listed in critical condition since the shooting.

The suspect, who has not been publicly identified, will be charged with second-degree murder when caught, according to Griffin.

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