UPDATE: (5/22/24)

Officials with the Lafayette Police Department say they have made an arrest in the shooting death of 70-year-old Stanford David Mouton that happened at around 4:30 Monday morning.

Sergeant Robin Green, spokeswoman for the department, says they have identified an arrested the person they believe is responsible for Mouton's death.

Detectives arrested 27-year-old Leonce Boutte IV of Lafayette.

He was arrested on the following warrants:

Three counts of attempted First-Degree Murder

One count of Second-Degree Murder

Green says the morning that the shooting happened, they allege Boutte had engaged in another incident with other people who were in that area of Macklyn Street. He fired his gun, and one of those bullets went into Mouton's home fatally striking him in the neck.

The man was sleeping in his own bed when he ended up being shot to death.

He was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.


Lafayette Police Department Spokeswoman Sergeant Robin Green has announced the name of the man killed in Tuesday's shooting.

She says the victim is 70-year-old Stanford David Mouton of Lafayette,

Green adds that the Lafayette Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division is aggressively working on leads in connection with this case.

Original Story: (5/21/24)

Officials with the Lafayette Police Department are investigating a homicide that happened in the early morning hours today.

Officers were called out to the 400 of Macklyn Street at around 4:30 this morning after a report that there had been a shooting.

Officers found the person there had succumbed to injuries after being shot.

400 Block of Macklyn Street
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According to the department, they are working to figure out who was involved so they are asking anyone who knows anything to come forward.

You can give information and remain anonymous by calling the Lafayette Crime Stoppers line at 337-232-TIPS(8477). The Lafayette Police Department also has an app where you can give information to them. Look for the LPD app in your App Store.

Other options for giving information are by dialing **TIPS or downloading and using the P3 app on any mobile device. Again, you will not be asked to identify yourself.

Right now the Lafayette Police Department is working to notify the man's next of kin. Until that has been completed, the man's identity will not be released.

Detective Ken Handy says detectives are on the scene and will continue to look for and pursue any leads that are developed.

Officials have already investigated nine homicides in Lafayette this year.

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