UPDATE: A heavy police presence near Eraste Landry Road at Macon Road continued late Sunday evening where police say they are following leads into an early morning fatal shooting in downtown Lafayette.
According to eyewitnesses, police were seen carrying rifles and other weapons as they canvassed the area with a focus on one home.
Just before 2 a.m. Sunday, 21 year old Donald Randall Jr., of Bunkie, was shot and killed in the 200 block of Jefferson Street.
Police have identified the suspect in the shooting as Sam Brown III of Lafayette.
They say a warrant has been issued for Brown’s arrest on charges of second degree murder.
LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) The newsroom has received many calls regarding a heavy police presence, with rifles drawn, in the area of Eraste Landry Road at its intersection with Macon Road.
Lafayette Police Department PIO Karl Ratcliff said police are following multiple leads in a homicide investigation.
Residents in the area should remain indoors.
KLFY has a crew at the scene and will update this story as information comes into our newsroom.