An overnight shooting leaves one Lafayette man dead - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

An overnight shooting leaves one Lafayette man dead

 The Lafayette Police department is investigating an overnight shooting.  It happened Sunday night around 11 PM on the 200 block of California Street.  

According to Lafayette Police, a 46-year-old man was found dead on the property when they arrived.  The shooter was found on the property.  

It was reported to officers by the shooter that he saw an unknown person entering his property across the street.  The property owner armed himself with a gun and went over to investigate.  He confronted the alleged burglar and fired two shots at the man.  The alleged burglar ran off the property and the homeowner fired two more shots.  

The homeowner returned to his home and called 911 and reported the incident. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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