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UPDATE: New Iberia Police arrested a suspect in connection with a deadly shooting on West St. Peter Street. Police say they have charged Clarence Joseph Payton, 51, with first degree murder.

He is being held in the Iberia Parish Jail. No bond has been set.

The victim has been identified by her friends and family as 31-year-old Fabeka Hayes. She was working when Payton entered the restaurant and reportedly shot her.

(Elwood Shields/KLFY)

NEW IBERIA, La. (KLFY) – ORIGINAL: Police in New Iberia are investigating a shooting that left one person dead late Tuesday night.

At approximately 10:15 p.m., officers responded to the scene at a fast food business located in the 600 block of West St. Peter Street.

Upon arrival, police found a woman with a single gunshot wound lying on the floor.

The Iberia Parish Coroner pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

According to Captain John Babin, investigators are working this shooting as a domestic-related shooting.

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