The 23-year-old man critically injured in a Lafayette apartment shooting Sunday afternoon has died, bringing to two the deaths police contend were at the hand of Tavis Jenkins, a Lafayette Police spokesman said.
Authorities are still seeking the 21-year-old Alexandria man believed to have fired the fatal shots, Cpl. Paul Mouton said late Monday in a news release.
Linton Batiste, 23, died from his injuries on Monday, Mouton said. Antonio Means, 17, of Lafayette, died Sunday at the apartment complex in the 200 block of Merchants Boulevard.
Witnesses told police that Means and Batiste were in the apartment when Jenkins, an ex-boyfriend of the woman who lives in the apartment, entered without authorization. When one of males attempted to escort the intruder out, Jenkins pulled out a handgun and began shooting around 12:30 p.m. The woman, who was also in the apartment, was not injured, Mouton has said.
Anyone with information on Jenkins’s whereabouts is encouraged to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-TIPS.