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One arrested in connection with January shooting death of UL student

Courtesy Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office
Posted at 9:18 PM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 22:18:24-05

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a University of Louisiana at Lafayette student earlier this month.

According to Nola.com, New Orleans Police arrested Alec Billiot on one count of second-degree murder. He also faces five counts of attempted second-degree murder.

Authorities say Tulane University police heard gunshots shortly before 2 a.m. on January 10. They found 20-year-old Lee Long in a pickup truck with a bullet wound to his torso. Long was pronounced dead at the scene.

Billiot was serving five years of probation on drug charges and was in jail in Jefferson Parish on a warrant charging him with owing more than $1,000 in court costs.

He was transferred to New Orleans' jail Tuesday.

Billiot would face a mandatory life imprisonment sentence if convicted of murder.

Long was an architecture major at UL and is survived by his parents and two siblings.

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