22-year-old Fernando Castellanos Tejada has been arrested after an alleged robbery attempt left the teenage male victim dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

According to a press release from Lafayette Police, the deadly incident happened around 2 AM Wednesday morning in the 1700 block of Eraste Landry Road. The 16-year-old victim was found in the yard of a home and then transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Tejada was pulled over during a traffic stop shortly after the shooting. He was eventually booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center and booked on the following charges:

  • First Degree Murder
  • Attempted Armed Robbery
  • Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault

The investigation continues.

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