Lafayette Police have now released the name of the teenager who died after a gunshot wound to the face this past Saturday.

Detectives say the victim was 18-year-old Jo'nathan Delacroix.

Officers were called out to the 1600 block of1 2th Street after 18-year-old Anthony Belony allegedly was playing with a pistol when Delacroix was shot.

Belony told detectives he thought the gun was unloaded, pointed it at Delacroix, and pulled the trigger.

Delacroix dead at a local hospital.

Belony was charged with:

  • Negligent homicide
  • Possession of marijuana