UPDATE: 09/22/2022: Edward Cecil Lee, 69, of Broussard, was indicted on second-degree murder in the shooting death of Phillip L. Martin.
UPDATE: 08/01/22 10:48 P.M.: Edward Lee, 69, is booked into Lafayette Parish Correctional Center for second-degree murder in a weekend homicide in Broussard.
“I told him to put the gun down and he picked up the gun and aimed it at the homeboy and cocked it and when he cocked it, I stepped back out of the way and he shot and he fell in front of me right there at my feet,” said one witness who wishes to remain anonymous.
“The stuff that was running through my head is like I didn’t know what to do.”
He described the horrific events that unfolded Sunday night saying he says was in the living room doorway when he heard the victim and the suspect arguing. The victim came to his home telling him Lee was trying to kill him.
“I looked inside the house and saw the guy with the gun.”
The victim and Lee have been roommates for a long time and on Sunday night both were reportedly drinking and began arguing.
Our witness says the argument was about needed a ride to the store.
“ I guess one thing led to another and he ended up shooting, this is the first time anybody ever got shot around here.”
Going into further details he says, “he shot him at point blank range. He was probably 4 feet from where he shot the gun.”
Broussard Chief Vance Olivier said the department is not looking for any more suspects.
“Until we notify the next of kin, we will not be releasing the victim’s name.”
BROUSSARD, La. (KLFY) – Broussard Police have a brief standoff after a suspect fatally shot someone Sunday night.
According to Broussard Police, officers responded to the 400 Block of E. Fourth St. around 10 p.m. Sunday night to a report of someone being shot.
Officers arrived on scene to a residence where there was a brief standoff. Edward Lee, 69 was taken into custody without incident. The victim was found dead inside the residence with a single gunshot wound.
Lee was arrested and charged with second degree murder. He was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center with a $350,000 Bond.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on this incident can call the police department at 337-837-6259 or Crimes Stoppers at 232-TIPS.