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Lafayette man arrested in November shooting death in Scott

Posted at 2:14 PM, Feb 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-05 16:17:58-05

A Lafayette man – already facing a second-degree murder charge – has been arrested by Scott Police in connection with the November 2018 slaying of another man.

Traven Solomon
Courtesy Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office

Traven Solomon, 25, was booked with Second Degree Murder, Possession of Schedule I Narcotics, and Taking Contraband to a Penal Facility.

He’s accused in connection with shooting death of Robert Felix, who was found dead in his front yard on West Willow. Scott Police believe Solomon was directly involved with Felix’s death and fled the scene.

“Scott Police would like to extend their gratitude to Lafayette Police Department for their assistance and efforts the night of the shooting, assistance throughout the investigation and with the apprehension of Solomon,” a release from Scott Police states.

With the assistance of Lafayette Police Department, Solomon was located at his place of business in Downtown Lafayette. His bond is set at $290,500.

Solomon was out on bond when Felix was shot, because he’s facing second-degree murder charges in another slaying.

In June 2016 he was indicted on that charge in connection with the June 2015 slaying of Damien Champ. Champ was shot to death on Bossier Street in Lafayette. His next court date in that case is later this month, records show.