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: 9/4/2016 2:00 PM
Police Investigate Pedestrian Death

Lafayette, LA— On September 4, 2016 at approximately 5:00 am, Lafayette police responded to an unresponsive male in the roadway in the 200 block of Guidry St. The male pedestrian appeared to have been struck by a vehicle and suffered severe injuries. The male subject passed away as a result of his injuries. The deceased was identified as 32 year old Ronald Lee Chaisson Jr. of Lafayette.  The Lafayette Police Department’s Traffic Division is investigating the death as a Hit and Run at this time.

Anyone with information about the vehicle(s) or individual(s) involved in this incident is urged to contact the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS


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