Victim And Alleged Murderer Identified In Shooting Near Martin Luther King Center In Lafayette
22-year-old Jordan Melancon of Lafayette was killed Monday night in a shooting near the Martin Luther King Center; 21-year-old Jacob Ardoin of Carencro has been identified as his alleged murderer.
Lafayette Police say it happened around 7:15 p.m. Monday when a fight broke out in the street around the 400 block of Hilda Street. As the crowd began to disperse, officers then found Melancon collapsed on the ground from a gunshot wound in front of the home. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Ardoin has been arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Murder.
Police say they continue to investigate. If you know anything about what happened Monday night, you're urged to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.