A 41-year-old Lafayette man was found dead of a gunshot wound on Hobson Street overnight on Wednesday, city police said.

Police said they are investigating the shooting death of Billy J. Roy, Jr. as a homicide. His body was found by police responding to a call around midnight in the 100 block of Hobson Street, the Lafayette Police Department said in a news release.

Police encouraged anyone with information about the incident to contact Lafayette Crimestoppers at 232-TIPS.

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