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: 7/7/2016 9:00 AM
UPDATE: Two Arrested in Cora Street Homicide

Lafayette, LA – Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department have arrested Raven Wiltz (22) and Jamal Lacon (20) each on an arrest warrant for 2nd Degree Murder.  The identity of the victim in yesterday’s shooting is Desmond Boutte (22) of Lafayette.  The motive behind the shooting remains under investigation.  Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to call Lafayette Police.

Police Investigate Homicide on Cora Street
Original Release: July 6, 2016 @ 9:30 pm
Lafayette, LA – On July 6, 2016, at approximately 7:00 pm, Lafayette Police responded to a shooting in the parking lot of 309 Cora Street.  When officers arrived they discovered a 22 year old male lying on the pavement with a gunshot wound.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.  Officers in the area located two male persons of interest, who were taken to the Lafayette Police Department for questioning. The motive behind the shooting remains unknown at this time.


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