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Suspect in custody in connection with Wednesday fatal shooting on Evangeline Thruway

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Posted at 9:08 AM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 18:05:23-04

LAFAYETTE, La. — The Lafayette Police Department have confirmed that they have a juvenile suspect in custody in connection with Wednesday's fatal shooting that left one dead.

LPD say that the victim of Wednesday's shooting on the Evangeline Thruway, 24 year-old Kendarious Sam of Lafayette, succumbed to injuries received in the shooting on Thursday.

The shooting took place on August 12, in the 2200 block of the NE Evangeline Thruway.

Sam was found by officers suffering from a gunshot wound. First aid was administered and Sam was taken to a local hospital.

The investigation is ongoing.

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