The victim of the Marigny Circle shooting has been identified as Brandon Lyons. Lyons died as a result of the shooting after sustaining two gunshot wounds.
The suspect in the shooting has been identified as Jeremy James Authorlee of Opelousas, La. He has been arrested and charged with second degree murder.
During the course of this investigation detectives received information that after the shooting occurred the suspect was heading to a location in Plaquemines Parish where he was going to board a helicopter and fly offshore for a job. The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified and located the suspect before he could board his flight. Lafayette Sheriff’s Office detectives went to Plaquemines Parish and questioned the suspect. During questioning it was determined that the suspect was responsible for the shooting death of the 26 year old victim, Brandon Lyons.
The suspect was arrested in Plaquemines Parish and later taken to Lafayette Parish where he was booked with one count of Second Degree Murder.
Authorities are investigating a shooting in Lafayette Parish on Marigny Circle, just off Colorado Road.
The shooting happened just after 4:00 a.m. Deputies found the victim shot in the doorway of an apartment.
News 10 will keep you updated as more information is released.