Suspect identified, resident facing drug charges in Lafayette home invasion

Joseph Jean-Louis (Source: Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office)
Joseph Jean-Louis (Source: Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office)

LAFAYETTE PARISH, LA (KPLC) - Lafayette Police have identified the suspect who was shot in a fatal home invasion early Wednesday. Authorities are also reporting that the homeowner is facing drug charges.

The deceased suspect, police said, is 43-year-old Spencer James Francis, of Lafayette.

Authorities said Francis died in a gunfire exchange with 30-year-old Joseph Jean-Louis, the homeowner.

Authorities said Jean-Louis is facing drug charges. He has been charged with possession with the intent to distribute schedule II controlled dangerous substances and possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance.

Jean-Louis was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

Authorities said the investigation continues.

Authorities are still looking for a second suspect who reportedly fled from the Paradise Street home. The suspect was seen leaving a light-colored, four-door vehicle.

Those with information are asked to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

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