Girlfriend of victim in fatal N. Marigny Circle shooting speaks out

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) UPDATE: “I got the phone call to get here because they found him dead, and when I got here, it was true, and they say he shot him in the head, so whoever shot him wanted him dead.”

Lex Benson is the long time girlfriend of Loveless Willis. She says he was the one shot and killed inside his Duson apartment Tuesday night.

“He was quiet. He stayed to himself, so for this to happen to him, it shouldn’t have.”

Benson said Willis leaves behind five children and parents.

“Why him? He didn’t bother nobody.”

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office did not make any arrests as of news time and are asking for witnesses to provide suspect information.

“There’s a lot of information that we don’t share early in the investigation, but we always do ask anybody who was in the area of the 100 block of Marigny to please contact us,” said LPSO Spokesman John Mowell.

According to Benson, the people who may know the most were in a compact car. The passenger was a man, and the driver was a woman.

“Whoever she is. She’s the last person to see him alive.”

ORIGINAL: Lafayette Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Tuesday in the 100 block of N. Marigny Circle.

According to Sheriff’s Office spokesperson John Mowell, the shooting occurred around 5:30 p.m. at a residence on N. Marigny Circle near Colorado Street.

Once they arrived, Mowell said, they located one person with a gunshot wound.

He said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

No suspect information is known at this time, Mowell said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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