UPDATE, 8:22 p.m.
A teenager was killed, a 23-year-old man was in critical condition and the assailant, a 21-year-old Alexandria man, remained at large following a shooting Sunday in a Lafayette apartment.
Antonio Means, 17, of Lafayette, died Sunday after Lafayette Police found him and a man critically wounded by gunshots shortly after 12:30 p.m. at an apartment complex in the 200 block of Merchants Boulevard, Lafayette Police spokesman Cpl. Paul Mouton said.
Police were alerted to the shooting by 911 calls, Mouton said.
Witnesses told police the two males were in the apartment when an ex-boyfriend of the female resident, who was also present, entered without authorization, Mouton said. When one of men attempted to escort the intruder out, the intruder pulled out a handgun and began shooting. One victim was shot twice and the other once. The woman was not injured, Mouton said.
Detectives have issued arrest warrants for Tavis Jenkins on one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder. Anyone with information on Jenkins’s whereabouts is encouraged to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-TIPS.
Two people are in critical condition following a Sunday afternoon shooting inside an apartment on Merchants Boulevard in Lafayette.
Lafayette Police officers found the two victims after responding to 911 calls about a shooting at an apartment complex in the 200 block of Merchants Boulevard, Lafayette Police spokesman Cpl. Paul Mouton said.
Officers found two men inside the apartment suffering from gunshot wounds, Mouton said, and both were taken to a hospital where they’re listed in critical condition.
Police believe the shooting came after a “disturbance inside the apartment escalated to the point where a weapon was pulled out and fired, striking the two victims,” Mouton said.
Lafayette police are still working to identify the shooter, Mouton said, and hoped to release additional information later Sunday.