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UPDATE: Victim in overnight homicide in Lafayette Parish identified

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Posted at 9:15 AM, Sep 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-17 21:16:39-04

UPDATE (8:15 p.m.): Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Deputies have identified the victim in an overnight homicide as 36-year-old Christopher Williams of Breaux Bridge.

ORIGINAL STORY: Deputies say one man is dead following a shooting incident early Friday morning in Lafayette Parish.

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office responded at 1:20 am on September 17, to a call regarding a vehicle crash near the 200 block of Seafood Lane in Breaux Bridge.

While en route, the sheriff's office says responding deputies were advised of reports of a possible shooting in the area of the crash site.

Upon arrival, the driver of the vehicle involved in the crash was determined to be dead.

Sheriff’s detectives began an investigation into his death.

According to deputies, investigators are currently in the process of verifying the identity of the victim.

No further information was available.

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