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Man shot multiple times behind St. Anthony Catholic Church

Police searching for white SUV
Posted at 11:07 PM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 12:05:02-04

LAFAYETTE — We now know the name of the man fatally shot in Lafayette.

Police say 20-year-old Tiage Hudson was shot multiple times on Edison Street behind St. Anthony's Catholic Church.

Hudson was pronounced dead on scene.

As police searched for clues, dozens of family and neighbors stood in disbelief, waiting for answers.

Renee Helaire said, "It's sad that in broad daylight, you're gonna have somebody killed.The violence needs to stop and it needs to stop now."

The shooting happened just before 5:00. A novena mass started at the church a little over 30 minutes later. Father Clifton Labbe says the violence is disheartening.

"God in their lives, in our lives is what we need," Father Labbe said. "We need prayer. We need to pray for one another."

Father said though it's tough right now, in time, it's important to forgive.

"Forgiveness is one of the hallmarks of Christianity. The only problem is that it is a slow process. Forgiveness is an interior process and it's extremely necessary. If it's not there, then you're back to square one," Labbe said.

Helaire said the first step is for the suspect to turn themselves in.

"It's not worth it. You have a life to live. You killed someone's brother, someone's uncle, someone's cousin. It's going to haunt your mind. You need to turn yourself in and bring this family some closure."

Police are looking for a white SUV that witnesses say they saw fleeing the area after the shooting.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.