A Lafayette Police spokesman says the department’s investigators are working with Broussard Police on two homicides that occurred overnight in the two cities.
Police say investigators suspect the homicides are related. Lafayette Police is leading the simultaneous investigative effort.
In Broussard, police responded to a vacant house at 116 Regal Drive around 11:45 this morning. Police Chief Brannon Decou said one man was found dead there suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was found partially under the vacant house with blood on him, laying face down and lifeless.
Police say the victim, Skyler Barry, 23, of Lake Arthur, was shot in the upper body. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Investigators say they believe the shooting occurred at that location, but do not know why Barry was there.
In Lafayette, police have named the man found dead in a burning car early Friday morning.
The victim has been identified as Justin Zeno, 28, of Lafayette. Police say the homicide investigation is still ongoing.
Friday morning at approximately 1 a.m., Lafayette Police and Fire Departments responded to the 200 Block of Belleau Street in reference to a vehicle fire. Zeno was found inside the car with an apparent gunshot wound.
Anyone with information about this incident or any individual involved is urged to contact the Lafayette Police Department or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS to remain anonymous.