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Charhonda Banks

Lafayette Police have made an arrest in the fatal shooting at a hotel on Sunday morning.

Police have booked Charhonda Banks, 28, of Lafayette, in the 4 a.m. Sunday shooting death of Gerald James, 43, also of Lafayette, department spokesman Cpl. Karl Ratcliff said in a news release.

Police were notified around 4 a.m. about the shooting at a hotel in the 1400 block of SE Evangeline Thruway.

James was found deceased in a room at the scene, Ratcliff said.

Banks, described as James' girlfriend, was booked on a count of second-degree murder, Ratcliff said.

The shooting may have stemmed from a domestic altercation; however, the incident remains under investigation, Ratcliff said.