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One dead in Edison Street shooting; Victim’s son arrested

Posted: 11:34 PM, Mar 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-18 07:26:55-04

Lafayette Police say a man has been arrested in connection with a shooting death on Sunday afternoon on Edison Street in Lafayette.

Ernest White

Police say they responded to a residence in the 400 block of Edison Street on Sunday in reference to shots fired. There, officers say they located 68-year-old Ernest J. White Jr. of Lafayette dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

31-year-old Ernest J. White III of Lafayette, identified by police as the victim’s son, was arrested. White was booked on charges of 1st Degree Murder, Violation of a Protective Order, Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon and Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number. 

An investigation is ongoing.