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: 10/14/2016 2:00 PM
Chief Reginald Thomas Holds Press Conference for Solved Cold Case Murder

Chief Thomas held a press conference today to discuss the solving of a cold case homicide from December of 2105. Chief Thomas recognized the Lafayette Police Department's Special Investigative Unit for their success in solving this and multiple other open homicides from the 2014 and 2015. Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux joined the Chief at this press confrence to celebrate the police department's success. Chief Thomas discussed the details of the case below.

UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in December Murder
Lafayette, LA— On October 13, 2016 around 12:00 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department Special Investigation Unit identified three Lafayette men responsible for the murder of Rosando Gonzales on December 10, 2015.  Johan Paddio (09/01/1992) was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder. The second suspect, Drayfus Bob (12/04/97) already in jail for unrelated offenses, will be charged with First Degree Murder. A warrant has been issued for the third suspect, Shon Hamilton (12/11/1996) for First Degree Murder.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Shon Hamilton is urged to contact the Lafayette Police Department or Lafayette Crimestoppers at 232-TIPS
shon hamilton.jpgShon Hamilton - DOB 12/11/96
*Active Warrant- First Degree Murder*
jonah paddio.jpgJonah Paddio- Arrested
 drayfus bob.jpg

Drayfus Bob- Arrested
UPDATE II - Detectives Seek Person of Interest and Vehicle in Homicide Investigation
Original Release 12/16/15
Lafayette, LA – Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a person of interest as it relates to the homicide.  The person of interest is identified as Drayfus Bob of Lafayette.  Detectives believe that Bob may have information about the shooting.  Bob is currently being looked at as a witness in the case.  Detectives are also attempting to identify the owner of a vehicle captured on surveillance video that was in the area at the time of the shooting.  Anyone with information about the vehicle or the whereabouts of Drayfus Bob is encouraged to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.
UPDATE: Detectives Release Identity of Victim
Original Release: December 11, 2015 @ 3:30 pm
Lafayette, LA – Detectives have identified the victim as Rosando Gonzales (57).  The investigation remains ongoing.
Police Investigate Homicide in the 600 Block of Surrey
Original Release: December 10, 2015 @ 10:30 pm
Lafayette, LA – On December 10, 2015, at approximately 8:20 pm, Lafayette Police responded to a shooting in the 600 block of Surrey Street.  When officers arrived on the scene they discovered a Hispanic male lying on the ground dead from an apparent gunshot wound.  According to the investigators, the two male victims were walking on the sidewalk when a dark colored vehicle drove up at their location.  Two black males wearing dark hooded jackets exited the vehicle and approached the victims.  One of the victim’s began running from the scene when he observed the suspects were armed with handguns.  As the victim ran from the area he heard a single gunshot.   He would return to find the second victim dead.
Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.



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