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Super 7 shooting suspect arrested

Posted at 6:40 PM, Jan 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-06 00:58:38-05

The suspect in Thursday’s fatal shooting at a Lafayette motel is in jail.

Twenty-seven-year-old Nicholas Hebert, of Lafayette, was arrested Saturday after an arrest warrant for second-degree murder was issued the day prior.

Hebert is accused of killing 48-year-old Frederick Richardson, of Baton Rouge, at Super 7 Inn on NE Evangeline Thruway.

Police found Richardson at the motel, suffering from at least one gun shot wound. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

A spokeswoman for the police department says their special investigations unit received assistance from U.S. Marshals and their Violent Offenders Task Force.