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Woman dead, roommate in custody after Sunday shooting

Lafayette Police car
Posted at 9:54 AM, Jul 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-18 12:11:37-04

UPDATE: Lafayette Police have identified the victim as Kiswanna Patterson Latham, 30, of California.

They say that Matthews is from Compton, California.

ORIGINAL STORY: A woman is dead and and her roommate is in jail after a Sunday night shooting, Lafayette Police say.

Officers were called to the 2400 block of West Pinhook just before 10 p.m. on Sunday, a spokesperson said.

They found an unresponsive woman who had been shot. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Investigators learned that she had been in a dispute with her roommate, Rickey Matthews, 52, prior to the shooting. They arrested Matthews and booked him with second-degree murder. Records show he remains in LPCC today with no bond yet set for his release.