Suspect Arrested In Lafayette Homicide

The following is an updated press release from the Lafayette Police Department:

Lafayette Police have arrested Detrick Harris (36) of Lafayette and charged him with 2nd Degree Murder.  Harris allegedly stabbed the victim, James Bunn (83) of Lafayette, multiple times in the chest. 

According to investigators, Bunn owned the shoe repair shop and employed Harris periodically.  The two men's relationship had been strained over the past couple of weeks. 

The motive for the homicide remains under investigation.

The following is a press release from the Lafayette Police Department:

On November 15, 2011, at approximately 10:00 pm, Lafayette Police responded to 7th Street regarding a welfare concern. 

The victim, an 83 year old male, was discovered deceased at the business Lafayette Shoe Repair.  The victim's body has been transported to the Lafayette Parish Coroner's Officer to determine the exact cause of death. 

The incident is being investigated as a homicide.

Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.