The Lafayette Police Department Criminal Investigations Division with combined efforts with the United States Marshals Service Violent Offender Task Force Lafayette Office and the United States Marshals Service Colorado Violent Offender Task Force Office, located and arrested the suspect responsible for the homicide that took the life of 18-year-old Christian Roper on March 13, 2019 at an apartment complex in the 3600 block of Kaliste Saloom Road.

27-year-old Tyler James Hebert (W/M) of New Iberia was located and arrested for an active warrant for 1st Degree Murder in Aurora Colorado. Hebert is currently awaiting extradition from Colorado and will be booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center upon arrival to Lafayette.

photo courtesy of the Lafayette Police Department


The Lafayette Police Department thanks all the agencies involved in locating and apprehending Hebert


The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Christian Roper (W/M) of Lafayette. No suspect(s) have been identified and the investigation remains on-going.


Lafayette Police were called to the scene of homicide at Grand  Pointe Apartments on Kaliste Saloom Road about 10 PM last night. According to police, the body of an 18-year-old white male was discovered at the scene.

The identity of the deceased has not been released pending notification of next of kin. This is a developing story and more details on the incident are expected to be released later today.