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Still more questions than answers about two seperate murders in Lafayette Parish

Posted at 10:10 PM, Mar 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 17:40:58-04

There are still more questions than answers about two separate murders in Lafayette Parish.

Those shootings happened within a week of each other. One in the city limits at Grand Pointe apartments and the other in an unincorporated area on Lebesque Road.

Law enforcement says there are few developments in these cases.

The Lebesque Road shooting left Pernell Boudreaux dead. Originally, one suspect was charged with murder, while the other was charged with accessory.

Pernell Boudreaux

Late last week, that accessory charge was upgraded to a second-degree murder charge. KATC reached out to the Sheriff’s Office to ask why and were told they turned the case over to the District Attorney. KATC spoke with District Attorney Keith Stutes, who says he is aware of the case but can confirm it has been turned over. We asked about possible motive, suspects or the case going in front of the grand jury, and he said he is not allowed to comment on the investigation.

32-year-old Sean Perroncel and 23-year-old Maximilian Trautmann were arrested in connection with this shooting. Read more here.

Trautman and Perroncel
Courtesy of LPSO

Lafayette Police are still investigating the shooting death of Christian Roper at the Grand Pointe apartments.

Christian Roper

LPD’s spokesperson tells KATC that investigators don’t have any suspects or a possible motive. The spokesperson said investigators are still questioning possible witnesses to the shooting. We reached out to Ropers family and we are still waiting for comment.

An arrest has been made in this shooting. Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 27-year-old Tyler Hebert was arrested in Colorado for First-degree murder. He will be transported to Lafayette.

Tyler James Hebert

If you know anything about either case, call crime stoppers at 232- TIPS.