Lafayette father found dead in home on Edison Street; son arrested

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UPDATE:  A 31-year-old man has been arrested in the death of his father. 

According to Lafayette Police Corporal Bridgett Dugas, Ernest J. White III has been charged with 1st degree murder, violation of a protective order, possession of a firearm by convicted felon and possession of a firearm with obliterated serial number.

Police say they responded to the 400 block of Edison St. just after 3 p.m. Sunday in reference to shots fired and on arrival found 68-year-old Ernest J. White Jr. of Lafayette dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

Dugas said the investigation remains on-going. 

ORIGINAL: The Lafayette Police department is investigating a potential homicide, after a man was found dead at a home on Edison St.

Corporal Bridgette Dugas says, “Officers responded to call in the 500 block of Edison St. at 3:00 pm Sunday, March 17, 2019. Police arrived on scene and found one deceased male, in the home. The cause of death is still under investigation.”

This is a developing story, and will update when information comes available.

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