Warrant issued for suspect, 17, wanted in Lafayette fatal shooting _lowres

Photo provided by LAFAYETTE POLICE DEPARTMENT -- Aurtray Kentrial Dugas, 17, of Lafayette, is accused of second-degree murder in the Dec. 2, 2015, shooting death of Lafayette 18-year-old Joseph Celestine.

Updated on Dec. 3 at 4:20 p.m.

Police on Thursday identified the 18-year-old killed in a day-earlier shooting in Lafayette and issued a warrant for the teenager accused of the crime.

Aurtray Kentrial Dugas, 17, is wanted on counts of second-degree murder, illegal possession of a stolen firearm and carrying a firearm by a convicted felon in the homicide.

Dugas is accused of killing Joseph Celestine, who died at an area hospital on Wednesday after the mid-morning shooting at Eighth and Sterling Streets.

The killing remains under investigation.

Dugas in August pleaded guilty as charged two counts of simple burglary of an automobile and unauthorized used of a movable. He was sentenced to two years supervised probation and a suspended three-year prison sentence.

Updated at 3:20 p.m.

Lafayette Police detectives have confirmed that the 18-year-old man shot earlier Wednesday has died at the hospital from his injuries.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin, according to a news release from the Police Department.

The victim was found lying in the roadway at Eighth and Sterling Streets around 10:45 a.m.

Detectives said a police dog was able to track the path of the shooter as he fled to a residence in the 300 block of Ransom. They were able to collect evidence at that location, but the shooter remains at large.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to contact the Lafayette Police Department or the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at (337) 232-8477.

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An 18-year-old man was in critical condition at an area hospital following a shooting Wednesday in Lafayette.

Officers found the victim lying in the roadway at Eighth and Sterling Streets around 10:45 a.m., according to the Lafayette Police Department.

Investigators around noon were collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses to the crime, which comes after a man was shot in the leg Tuesday night in the 200 block of Paul Breaux Avenue.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to contact the Lafayette Police Department or the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at (337) 232-8477.