Update: 69-year-old Louis Mitchell Beagle has been identified as the victim of a homicide which happened at his home on Mill Creek on Saturday.


21-year-old Benjamin Hook has been charged with First Degree Murder in a homicide that happened on Saturday in the 300 block of Mill Creek.

Lafayette Sheriff's spokesman Captain John Babin says the male victim was found dead in his home with obvious signs of blunt trauma. Deputies say Hook, the suspect, took the victim's vehicle after he allegedly committed the murder. He then, according to investigators, called his mother and told her he wanted to turn himself in to deputies later in the day, which he eventually did.

Hook has allegedly admitted to investigators what he did and has been booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.