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UPDATE: Victim identified and suspect arrested in E. Simcoe Street homicide

Posted at 9:12 PM, May 03, 2023

UPDATE: The victim of Wednesday night's E. Simcoe Street shooting has been identified as 26-year-old Rasheed Carmouche of Lafayette.

Investigators have arrested Thomas Woods, 29, of Lafayette. Woods has been identified as the suspect responsible for the shooting, according to Sgt. Robin Green with the Lafayette Police Department.

He was arrested and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on the following: warrant for one count of second degree murder and one count of illegal discharge of weapons.

Investigators determined, through further investigation, that the shooting actually occurred in the 2700 block of E. Simcoe Street. Carmouche was walking along the 2700 block of E. Simcoe when Woods shot him, Sgt. Green says.


At around 6:07 p.m. on Wednesday night, Lafayette Police responded to a shooting in progress in the 2500 block of E. Simcoe Street.

Officers arrived on scene and discovered a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound.

Officers began rendering life-saving measures until emergency medical personnel arrived.

The victim was later pronounced dead at the hospital as a result of his injuries, police say.

According to Sgt. Robin Green, homicide investigators are currently on scene gathering information and piecing together the facts.

More information regarding this investigation will be released as it becomes available.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Lafayette Police Department or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.