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Man arrested in shooting death of woman on Essie Street

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Posted at 9:10 AM, Oct 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-07 17:59:52-04

UPDATE: Lafayette Police say they have arrested a Lafayette man in connection wtih the fatal shooting of a woman on Essie Street.

53-year-old Brian Keith Babineaux of Lafayette, was booked with 2nd Degree Murder in reference to the case. He was also arrested for an unrelated charge.

Babineaux was transported to the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center for booking.

Lafayette Police began investigating the fatal shooting Wednesday on Essie Street that left one woman dead. Police say that on October 6, 2021, at around 9:18 pm, officers responded to the 100 block of Essie Street.

Initially police say they were responding to a medical emergency but upon arrival, a woman was located suffering from a gunshot wound inside a home. The victim, who has not been identified, was transported to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

According to a witness, the woman responded to a knock at the door prior to being shot by an unknown suspect. That person has now been identified as Babineaux.

The investigation remains on-going and no suspect information was available. Lafayette Police say the identity of the woman killed is being withheld pending notification to the next of kin.

Lafayette Police say witnesses can upload any pictures or video evidence pertaining to the case right from their smart phone or computer by using this link: https://LafayettePD.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/homicide21343920

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