Update: Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting on Edison St.

On June 26, 2020, agents with Louisiana’s Western District Unites States Marshals Violent Task Force were able to take Keon Woods of Carencro, 25, into custody without incident. Lafayette Police Department detectives secured an arrest warrant for Mr. Woods for one count of 2nd Degree Murder. Mr. Woods was brought to the police department where he was interviewed by investigators. At the conclusion of the interview, Mr. Woods was transported and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

Original Release: June 19, 2020 at 11:25 am

Fatal Shooting in the 700 Blk of Edison St.

Lafayette, La. – On June 19 at approximately 8:45 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to a shooting in the 700 Blk of Edison St. Once on scene, officers located one victim suffering from a single gunshot wound to the upper torso.

Medical assistance was provided to the victim prior to him being transported to a local hospital.

Once at the hospital, the victim, Rico Thomas, 27, (B/M) succumbed to his wound and was pronounced deceased.

The suspect fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival.

This investigation is ongoing.