CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Suspect in Sunset homicide surrenders to police

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SUNSET, La. (KLFY) A suspect is in custody in connection with a homicide Monday afternoon in Sunset.
The deadly shooting took place in the 100 block of East Martin Luther King Drive.
 
Shortly before 4, Sunset Police responded to reports of shots fired.
When they arrived, police found a man lying dead on the ground.
 
During the investigation, the suspect in the case actually came back to the crime scene to turn himself into authorities, and the whole ordeal was caught on camera.
The suspect has been identified as Walter Savoie, 36. 
 
We spoke to some of the members of the family (of the suspect), to ask them to please turn himself in. He (suspect) turned himself in and drove his vehicle into his mama’s yard, and we apprehended him, and put him into custody, said Chief Louie Padilla, Sunset Police Department.
 
Padilla says there was bad blood between the suspect and victim, who family members identify to KLFY as Kendrick Lawrence.
 
This gentleman (suspect) has been having an ongoing dispute with the other gentleman (Lawrence) for a week. And apparently they must’ve met up and shots were fired, and one is deceased and one is in custody, said Chief Padilla.
 
Grand Coteau Police Department and the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted Sunset Police with the investigation.
 
Chief Padilla says that area in town where the homicide took place, is no stranger to crime.
 
It’s always been a problem. It’s been a problem for years and years and years, he said.
 
The suspect is not being named at this time.

Chief Padilla says he (suspect) is being medically evaluated and was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail.
A warrant will be served for his arrest, Tuesday morning.
 
If you have any information that can help investigators, contact St. Landry Parish Crimestoppers at 948-TIPS.

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