Iberia ParishLocal News

Arrest Made In Homicide Investigation In New Iberia

Update 8:50 am 05/13/20

On 05/13/2020 at approximately 6:40 am officers with the New Iberia Police Department located and arrested Clarence Joseph Payton B/M 11/02/1968 for the shooting death of the female victim who was found in Churches Fried Chicken in the 600 block of W. St. Peter St. The suspect will be booked in the Iberia Parish Jail on a warrant for one count of 1St. degree murder.

Original Story:

On 05/12/2020 at approximately 10:15 pm the New Iberia Police Department was notified of a shooting which occurred at a business located in the in the 600 block of W. St. Peter St. New Iberia, La. 

Upon arrival Officers found a female victim with a single gunshot wound lying on the floor. 

Iberia parish corner was notified and upon arrival pronounced the victim deceased. 

The New Iberia Police Department is working this incident as a domestic related shooting. 

This case is active and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the New Iberia Police Department at 337-369-2306 or Iberia Crime stoppers at 337-346-TIPS.

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