From the Lafayette Police Department:
Fatal Shooting in the 700 Blk of Edison St.
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.