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Lafayette Police: 1 dead in shooting at Eraste Landry car wash; Suspect Arrested

According to a LPD spokesperson, one person was killed.

Posted: Oct 8, 2021 2:55 PM
Updated: Nov 1, 2021 11:29 AM

LAFAYETTE, La. (KADN) - The Lafayette Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting at a car wash Friday afternoon.

It happened at a car wash on Eraste Landry Road and Cajundome Boulevard.

According to a LPD spokesperson, one person was killed in the shooting about 2 p.m.

The victim, Keyon Alex was shot and killed.

Through investigation, Lafayette Police Department Detectives were able to develop Edward Edmond as the suspected shooter and a warrant for his arrest was issued.

On October 27, 2021 Edmond was located and arrested by Law Enforcement in Houston, Texas. Edward Edmond has been charged with Second Degree Murder.

Two witnesses told News15 crews on the scene that they heard multiple gunshots. One said they counted about eight shots.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 337-232-8477.

This is the third shooting in Lafayette since Sunday (October 3) afternoon.

On that day, Shayne Burket was shot and killed outside a house on Peach Street.

On October 6, a woman was shot and killed after answering the door of a residence on Essie Street. Brian Babineaux, 53, of Lafayette was arrested and charged with second-degree murder for the crime.

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