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Police: Juvenile suspect in fatal N. Pierce Street shooting turns himself in

Posted at 12:53 PM, Jun 15, 2021

Lafayette Police say a suspect in the N Pierce Street shooting last week has been arrested.

On Monday June 14 at around midnight, a juvenile suspect turned himself in to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office.

He was then transported to the police department where he was interviewed, police say.

The suspect was then booked into the Lafayette Juvenile Detention Center with the charge of Second-Degree Murder.

The name of the suspect was not released.

On Monday, KATC spoke with the family of the victim 14-year-old Zaria Faith Garry. Garry died Saturday at a local hospital following a shooting on June 10, 2021.

Lafayette Police say the suspect was involved in a verbal altercation with Garry. The altercation turned violent when the suspect produced a firearm, the spokesperson stated.

Garry was then shot by the suspect. That person then fled the scene.

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