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: 8/4/2014 9:20 AM
Suspect Charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder

Suspect Charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder
Lafayette, LA—On August 2, 2014, at approximately 3:30 pm, Lafayette Police officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 100 Block of Delahoussaye Drive.  Witnesses reported to officers that the victim and suspect were arguing when the suspect shot the victim twice with a handgun and then fled the area.  During the course of the investigation detectives were able to identify the suspect as Terrence Celestine, (27) of Lafayette, La.  A warrant was issued for the arrest of Terrence Celestine for Attempted Second Degree Murder.   Celestine turned himself in on August 3, 2014 to law enforcement and was booked into jail.  The victim was transported to the hospital and remains in guarded condition.  There were no other injuries reported.


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