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Tyler Benoit

Lafayette Police arrested a Kaplan man they say fatally shot a Broussard man Friday night on Lee Avenue.

Tyler Benoit, 20, of Kaplan will be booked into Lafayette Parish Correctional Center Saturday on second-degree murder, according to a Lafayette Police Department news release.

Police said Benoit shot and killed 31-year-old Christon J. Chaisson. Benoit turned himself in to police after they issued a warrant for his arrest.

KATC reported that the shooting occurred around 1:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Lee Avenue and that the victim, who was shot in his upper body, died in a hospital.

Compiled from staff reports. To contact a crime reporter at The Advocate, email policereporters@theadvocate.com or call (225) 388-0369.