Double Murder Update

Lafayette Police released the names of the victims of Wednesday double murder.

According to police, the female victim was 39 year old Lona Carter, the other was 67 year old Lemuel Brown III.   

Eric Abshire was arrested at his Youngsville home and charged with a number of offenses including two counts of first degree murder. Youngsville police assisted in the capture of Eric Abshire.

“It's a great thing to accomplish something like this with another agency. It just shows the type of law enforcement that we have in our area and that Youngsville Police Department will continue to assist any agency that needs our assistance”

Authorities say they believe Abshire went to the home, caused a fight then shot both victims with a handgun.



(LPD) Investigators with the Lafayette Police Department have arrested Eric Jude Abshire (49) of Youngsville and charged him with 2 counts of 1st Degree Murder, Possession of Schedule IV Narcotics, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.  Abshire is believed to have gone to the residence on Warren Street in the early morning hours and engaged in a disturbance with the two victims.  At some point during the disturbance, Abshire produced a handgun and shot both victims. The male victim (67) and the female victim (39) were both of Lafayette.  The identity of the victims is being withheld pending the notification of the next of kin.  The case remains under investigation.  



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