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UPDATE: Victim in shooting identified; suspect arrested

Posted at 8:59 PM, Jun 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 08:19:23-04

Lafayette Police have identified the victim of last night's shooting on Meadow Lane, and booked the person accused in the incident.

37-year-old Kyle Romero died at a hospital after being shot in the chest and abdomen, police say.

On Sunday, agents with Louisiana’s Western District United States Marshal’s Violent Offender Task Force was able to apprehend Mitchell Dautreuil II, 31, Lafayette without incident.

Dautreuil was transported to the Lafayette Police Department where he was interviewed by investigators. At the conclusion of the interview, Dautreuil was transported and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on one count of second-degree murder.

This investigation is ongoing.

Police were called to the site of the shooting just before 5 p.m. on Saturday. They found the victim, who was transported to the hospital, where he died.

Police said the suspect fled the scene before they arrived.