Suspect turns himself in, booked in connection to Lee Avenue Shooting

Tyler Benoit. Photo Credit Lafayette Police Department

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – 20-year-old Tyler Benoit turned himself into the Lafayette Police after being wanted in connection to the shooting early morning shooting on Lee Avenue that killed 31-year-old Christon Chaisson.

Corporal Bridget Dugas says Benoit was wanted on a charge of 2nd-degree murder.

Officers arrived on the scene and located Chaisson with a gunshot wound to his upper body.

He was transported to a local hospital and was later pronounced dead.


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