Following Sunday night's fatal shooting on MLK Drive in Lafayette, residents say they want the violence to stop
Since that incident, the victim of the shooting has been identified and one person has been arrested. Monday morning Lafayette Police announced the arrest of 22-year-old Bri’ani L. Doucet of Lafayette
Doucet was arrested and booked on Monday, October 21 for 2nd Degree Murder. She was transported to the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.
The shooting took the life of 22-year-old Trevon T. Adams of Lafayette. Adams was located inside a vehicle on the 800 block of MLK Jr. Drive suffering from multiple gunshot wounds at around 7:30 pm.
Police say he was pronounced dead at the scene.
KATC's Kendria LaFleur spoke with neighbors on Monday, who say that shootings are common in the area and are praying for the day when gunshots are no longer a concern.
“We have to stop this,” a resident who wanted to remain anonymous out of safety concerns told KATC. “We got to stop this violence, man.”
Another neighbor who also did not want to be identified for their safety says that he was close to Adams' family and saw Adams before his death.
“Me and him talked and I said 'where you been boy?' 'Well, I’m trying to straighten up,' that’s what he told me. He said 'I’m trying to straighten up,' I said 'that’s good boy,'” the neighbor said.
Neighbors say they are shocked about who was allegedly behind the shooting on Sunday night.
“I’ve seen them together before and they’re all from the same neighborhood and that’s why I couldn’t understand that. That’s what disturbed me,“ the neighbor said.
With one person dead and another in jail, neighbors tell KATC that two lives are now gone.
“I ask God to protect us and put wisdom in them kids," they said. “I hope I can kick start something I’m trying to be a good example . I don’t believe in no violence. “
“We just gonna do the best we can and hope nothing happens again “
As of now, police say they have no motive for why Adams was killed. They say that Doucet is allegedly not speaking with law enforcement.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to call Lafayette Police or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.