Beau Bassin Road Shooting Being Investigated as an Aggravated Battery and Suicide

LAFAYETTE, LA (April16, 2019): Deputies with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office are investigating a Monday night shooting on Beau Bassin Road which detectives determined to be an Aggravated Battery incident, followed by the suspect’s suicide.

On Monday April 15, 2019 the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting in progress at the 1700 block of Beau Bassin Road.  Upon arrival at the scene, deputies identified a victim who was in serious condition as a result of a gun shot wound.  That individual was transported to a nearby hospital and is receiving further medical attention.  A second individual was determined to be deceased at the scene.

The Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division, along with the Lafayette Metro Crime Scene Unit, began an investigation and was able to determine the incident was isolated and only involved those two individuals. The deceased Aggravated Battery suspect has been identified as Phillip Candella, 41, from the Carencro area.