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Man arrested in connection with Lafayette Street homicide

Posted at 9:33 AM, Sep 06, 2018

Lafayette Police say a man has been arrested in connection with a homicide investigation on Lafayette Street.

Police say that 26-year-old Brownswin Thibodeaux of Lafayette turned himself in on Wednesday in connection with the shooting death of 21-year-old Ricky Wiltz of Lafayette.

Brownswin Thibodeaux
Brownswin Thibodeaux courtesy Lafayette Police Department

According to a release, the shooting took place on Friday, August 31  at around 1:00 am in the 300 block of Lafayette Street. Police say Wiltz was transported to a local hospital in critical but stable condition but later died of his injuries.

Thibodeaux was arrested and booked on charges of second-degree murder. He was transported to the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.