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: 9/29/2016 5:00 AM
Police Investigate Overnight Homicide

Lafayette, LA— On September 29, 2016 at approximately 12:30 am Lafayette police responded to the 1000 block of Ninth Street in reference to a shooting, where the black male victim was shot multiple times by an unknown suspect. The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The victim has been identified as 20 year old Tyler Etienne of Lafayette.  The investigation is ongoing and Detectives are seeking a black male suspect based on witness accounts at this time. The suspect is reported to have fled the area on foot immediately after the shooting.

Anyone with information about this homicide or any persons involved is urged to contact The Lafayette Police Department or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS


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