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: 8/23/2016 4:00 PM
Update:Arrest Made in Shooting Inside Vehicle

Lafayette, LA – On August 23, 2016, Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department made an arrest in the shooting.  The suspect, 38 year old Tohisa Lonzo of Lafayette, was arrested and charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder.  The victim remains in stable condition in an area hospital. The investigation remains ongoing.

                                                Domestic Disturbance Inside of Vehicle Results in Shooting
Original Release: August 22, 2016 10:30am
Lafayette, LA – On August 21, 2016 the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 100 block of Happiness Street in reference to a shooting victim. According to the victim, he and two females were traveling in a vehicle on the north side of Lafayette when a disturbance took place. The disturbance escalated to the point of gunfire inside of the moving vehicle.  The two females exited the vehicle, at which time the victim drove himself to the 100 block of Happiness St. Police were then notified. The circumstances leading to the violent altercation are still under investigation by the Lafayette Police Department. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he remains in stable condition after suffering injuries to the upper body.  


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