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: 4/30/2017 9:00 AM
Fatal Downtown Shooting

Lafayette, LA— On April 30, 2017 at approximately 12:00am, Lafayette Police responded to a shooting amidst a crowd in the 400 block of Jefferson St. One person is dead and two more sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result.  The shooting occurred after Festival International activities had concluded for the evening and appears to have stemmed from an isolated incident between individuals in the area.  Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department are investigating the shooting at this time.

Anyone with information about this shooting or the individuals involved is asked to contact the Lafayette Police Department or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.


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