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UPDATE: Lafayette Police arrest suspect in fatal Verdun Street shooting

Posted at 5:29 AM, Feb 22, 2023

LAFAYETTE, La. — On February 22, 2023, around 12:57 am, the Lafayette Police Department (LPD) responded to a shooting in progress in the 200 block of Verdun Street, according to Sgt. Robin Green.

Lafayette Police arrived on scene and found a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers began rendering life-saving measures until emergency medical personnel arrived. The victim was pronounced dead on scene as a direct result of his injuries, authorities say.

The victim has been identified as Abilio-Waldermar-Bravo-Lopez, 27, of Lafayette.

Investigators have arrested 31-year-old Johnnie Tolliver of Lafayette as the suspect responsible for the shooting. He was arrested and booked on a warrant for first degree murder and attempted first degree murder. Tolliver was booked into Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

Officials say one other victim was shot as a result of the shooting that occurred. The victim was treated at a local hospital and expected to make a full recovery.

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