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.