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Man accused of killing teen in overnight shooting in Lafayette

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Posted at 12:38 PM, May 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-19 13:52:57-04

A 22-year-old man is accused of shooting and killing a teen overnight in Lafayette.

On May 19, 2021, at 2:00 am, Lafayette Police responded to shots fired in the 1700 block of Eraste Landry Road, according to Cpl. Bridgette Dugas, spokesperson for the Lafayette Police Department. Officers located a 16-year-old boy in the yard of a residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The suspect, 22-year-old Igor Fernando Castellanos Tejada was located on a traffic stop shortly after the shooting.

Following questioning, he was transported to the Lafayette Parish Jail and booked on a charge of first-degree murder, attempted armed robbery, and domestic abuse aggravated assault.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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