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: 4/26/2017 4:00 PM
Update: Murder Suspect Arrested

Lafayette, LA- On today’s date at approximately 2:30 pm, Police arrested 27 year old Quinton Jamal Benjamin (b/m 4-19-90) for Second Degree Murder for yesterday’s fatal shooting on E. Pinhook Rd.  A joint effort between the Lafayette Police Department, U.S. Marshal’s Task Force and Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office led to the suspect being tracked and located at a motel on LA HWY 26 in Jennings, LA. The location was secured and surrounded by law enforcement, at which time Benjamin surrendered peacefully and was taken into custody. Benjamin also faces a single count of Felony Possession of a Firearm in addition to the 2nd Degree Murder Charge.  

quinton benjamin.jpgArrested: Quinton Benjamin- Second Degree Murder, Felony Possession of a Friearm.


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