News Release

Lafayette Police Department CALEA Emblem

Toby Aguillard, Chief of Police
900 East University Ave.
P.O. Box 4308
Lafayette, LA 70502
Contact: P.O. Karl Ratcliff
Public Information Officer
Office: (337) 291-8617
Fax: (337) 291-8665​


Date/Time: 6/6/2016 3:00 PM
UPDATE Police Investigate Homicide on Macon Road

Lafayette, LA – Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department have identified the deceased as 37 year old Telesfore Pickney, Sr. of Lafayette. No arrests have been made in the shooting as the investigation remains ongoing.

Police Investigate Homicide on Macon Road
Original Release: June 4, 2016 @ 2:20 pm

Lafayette, LA – On June 4, 2016, at approximately 11:25 am, Lafayette Police responded to a shooting in the 500 block of Macon Road.  According to responding officers, two men were riding in a silver four dour vehicle when they became involved in an argument.  The driver of the vehicle stopped in the roadway and both men exited the vehicle.  The two men then began fighting in the roadway, at which time at least two shots were fired from a pistol by one of the men in the struggle.  One of the men, a 37 year old male of Lafayette, was shot once and died at the scene from his injuries.  The second male involved in the fight received a single gunshot wound to the foot and was transported to an area hospital.  The second male is currently being detained by police at the hospital while detectives interview witnesses to the shooting. The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending the notification of the next of kin.  The investigation remains ongoing.


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