UPDATE, 3:56 P.M.: Lafayette Police arrested a teen suspect in a fatal shooting Thursday night on Toulouse Drive.
Identified only as a 17-year-old male, the suspect was arrested and charged with first degree murder and booked into the Lafayette Juvenile Detention Center.
Under the direction of the U.S. Marshal’s Office, Broussard Police Chief Vance Olivier said officers spotted the suspect on Hwy. 90 near the Zoosiana and gave chase.
With weapons drawn, he said, officers directed the male suspect out of vehicle where he was then taken into custody without incident.
LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — A 15-year-old boy is dead after Lafayette Police say he was shot in the 100 block of Toulouse Dr. Wednesday night, Aug. 31.
Lafayette Police Sgt. Robin Green said officers originally responded to an aggravated battery call at around 10 p.m. Once on the scene, however, they found the boy suffering from a gunshot wound. and he later died at a local hospital.
Green said detectives determined the shooting happened over drugs. The suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction.
If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Lafayette Police Department or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-TIPS.