Authorities on Friday identified the victim of a Wednesday fatal shooting in Broussard as 25-year-old Silas Tate, of Lafayette.
Tate died at an area hospital Thursday after he was shot once in the head about 10 p.m. the night before, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
Witnesses identified 21-year-old Dillon Trahan as the shooter, according to his arrest affidavit. He was booked Thursday afternoon on a count of second-degree murder.
Trahan’s father, 43-year-old Steve Trahan Sr., and brother, 23-year-old Steve Trahan Jr., also were booked Thursday afternoon on one count each of accessory to second-degree murder.
All three men denied involvement in the shooting, which took place at their home at 429 Bayou Tortue Road, the affidavit states.
Witnesses placed the Trahans at the scene and told deputies the three men confronted Tate over a utility trailer, the affidavit states. The same witnesses told deputies they heard several gunshots coming from an area where Dillon Trahan was standing alone, then saw Tate fall to the ground bleeding from the head, according to the affidavit.
Steve Trahan Sr. has since bonded out of jail. Dillon Trahan and Steve Trahan Jr. remained in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on Friday evening, both in lieu of a $10,000 bail, according to the Sheriff’s Office website.
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