Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Police have identified the victim in Saturday night’s shooting as Albert Gilbert (24) of Sunset. Investigators have also identified the shooter and continue to investigate the disturbance. Investigators are encouraging anyone with additional information about the shooting to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.
Police Investigate Mercer Street Homicide
Original Release: March 21, 2015 @ 10:30 pm
Lafayette, LA – On March 21, 2015, at approximately 8:00 pm, Lafayette Police responded to the 200 block of Mercer Street regarding a shooting. When officers arrived they discovered a 24 year old male lying in the front yard of a residence with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. According to witnesses, the victim was involved in a disturbance when the shooting occurred. Officers detained 4 individual at the scene and transported them to the Lafayette Police Department for questioning. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending the notification of the next of kin. The investigation remains ongoing.