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Keon Woods, 25, is accused of fatally shooting 27-year-old Rico Thomas in the 700 block of Edison Street on June 19. Woods was arrested in the homicide on Friday, June 26, 2020, the Lafayette Police Department said.

A Carencro man is in police custody following a fatal shooting on Edison Street June 19.

Keon Woods, 25, was booked into the Lafayette Parish Jail on a count of second-degree murder Friday evening after questioning, Lafayette Police spokesperson Sgt. Wayne Griffin said in a statement. Woods is accused of killing 27-year-old Rico Thomas, who died at an area hospital after being shot once in the upper torso.

The shooting happened around 8:45 a.m. June 19 in the 700 block of Edison Street. The two men were allegedly engaged in an argument when Woods produced a handgun and shot Thomas before fleeing the scene, Griffin said.

The U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force assisted in Woods’ arrest, the statement said.


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