News Release

Lafayette Police Department CALEA Emblem

Jim Craft, Chief of Police
900 East University Ave.
P.O. Box 4308
Lafayette, LA 70502
Contact: Cpl. Paul L. Mouton
Public Information Officer
Office: (337) 291-8617
Fax: (337) 291-8665​


Date/Time: 8/5/2014 2:35 PM
UPDATE II-Murder Suspect Located and Arrested


UPDATE II:  Murder Suspect Located and Arrested
Lafayette, LA – On August 5, 2014 at approximately 12:30 pm Lafayette patrol officers were given a tip by Crime Stoppers as to the location of suspect Darrell Shelvin.  The officers were able to locate Darrell Shelvin in the 1000 block of St. Charles Street where he was taken into custody without incident.  Shelvin was booked into jail for second degree murder.

Original Release 07/28/2014 at 3:45 pm

UPDATE:  Victim Dies from Gunshot

Lafayette, LA – Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department have obtained a warrant for the arrest of Darrell Shelvin, (23) of Lafayette, for Second Degree Murder.  Shelvin is believed to be the shooter in the incident on East Foch Street.  Anyone with any information on the location of Darrell Shelvin is asked to contact Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS


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Darrell Shelvin


Victim Dies from Gunshot

Original Release Date 07-28-2014 at 2:20 pm
Lafayette, LA—On July 28, 2014, at approximately 6:00 am, Lafayette Police officers responded to the report of a disturbance in the 500 block of E. Foch Street.  Witnesses reported that the victim was involved in a disturbance with the suspect when the suspect shot the victim one time in the lower abdomen.  The suspect fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival.  The victim, a 37 year old male, was transported to the hospital and died as a result of his gunshot wound.  The investigation is ongoing.
Detectives are encouraging anyone with information to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.                                                                                                                    


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