Sam Brown III

Sam Brown III

A 21-year-old man died after a shooting in downtown Lafayette early Sunday morning, police said.

Lafayette police responded to the shooting about 1:40 a.m. in the 200 block of Jefferson Street. A male victim, later identified as Donald Randall Jr., had been shot and was transported to an area hospital by others at the scene, Lafayette police said in a news release.

Randall was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Sam Brown III, 26, of Lafayette, has been identified as a suspect in the fatal shooting, Lafayette police said.

A warrant has been issued for Brown for second-degree murder.

Anyone with information in the homicide is asked to contact the Lafayette Police Department or Crimestoppers at (337) 232-TIPS.