Police on Monday identified a Lafayette man shot and killed over the weekend on Macon Road and are seeking information about a second shooting in Lafayette that happened about 12 hours later.
Telesfore Pickney Sr., 37, died from a single gunshot wound around 11:25 a.m. on Saturday, according to a Monday news release from the Lafayette Police Department.
About 12 hours after Pickney’s death, around 11 p.m. , a driver stopped an older model, black Cadillac in the 800 block of Martin Luther King Drive before a passenger in the car shot a 19-year-old man in the leg, according to police.
Investigators determined Pickney and another man were riding in a silver, four-door car in the 500 block of Macon Road when they began arguing, exited the vehicle and began fighting in the roadway, the release stated. During the altercation, at least two shots were fired, striking the second man in the foot and fatally wounding Pickney, according to police.
The second man involved in the argument with Pickney was treated at a hospital and interviewed by police. No arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation.
The two Saturday shootings came after a lull in Lafayette gun fatalities was disrupted early Friday after a shooting on Josephine Street led to the death of 32-year-old Dextel George and the arrest of 36-year-old Terrell Batiste in his killing.
Police said Batiste had been waiting inside a house on Josephine Street when George arrived and demanded Batiste leave, stoking the argument that led to the killing.
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