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: 7/17/2016 8:15 PM
Police Investigate Overnight Shooting on Jefferson Street

Lafayette, LA – On July 17, 2016, at approximately 2:05 am, Lafayette Police Officers working the downtown Jefferson Street detail, responded to shots being fired in the area of Jefferson Street and Cypress Street.  As officers arrived on the scene they discovered three victims.  The first victim, a 34 year old male of Rayne, suffered a single gunshot wound to the head and was transported to the hospital in critical condition.  The second victim, a 22 year old male of Lafayette, was shot in the neck area and is in good condition.  The third victim, a 20 year old male of Grand Coteau, was shot once in the hand and is listed in good condition.  The victims could not provide investigators with any suspect information.

Detectives are encouraging anyone with information about the shooting or the identity of the suspect to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.


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