Three more people have been arrested in the homicide of 36-year-old John Willis of Lafayette that happened on Lilly Street.

29-year-old Kenyatta Fails and 27-year-old Shawatha Boyd - both of Lafayette - have each been charged with Accessory after the fact to 2nd Degree Murder. 24-year-old Deontre Batiste, also of Lafayette, has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder. They were all booked into the Calcasieu Parish jail after being stopped in Lake Charles after a traffic stop.


The Lafayette Police Department has arrested two men after a shooting death early July fourth morning.

Around 2:30 Thursday morning, Lafayette Police were called out to a shooting on Lilly Street.

Officers found a man dead right outside of home on that street.

The man was killed after being shot multiple times.

Christopher Willams, photo courtesy of the Lafayette Police Department

Police have arrested 28-year-ol;d Demarcus Thomas and 49-year-old Christopher Williams, and both men were booked on a charge of Accessory After the Fact for 2nd Degree Murder

Demarcus Thomas, photo courtesy of the Lafayette Police Department

Lafayette Police Department Spokesman Corporal Bridgette Dugas says this is still an on-going investigation.

She says more arrests are expected in connection with this case.