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UPDATE: Lafayette Police is Investigating an Attempted Murder/Suicide

UPDATE: October 24, 2023, 2:21 p.m.

Lafayette, LA – Regarding Monday morning’s attempted homicide/suicide in the 200 block of Woodrow Street, the suspect responsible for shooting the victim and taking his own life has been identified as Jeffery Efaw, a white/male, sixty-three of Lafayette, Louisiana. The victim is still listed in critical condition and is being hospitalized at a local hospital.

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Lafayette, LA – A sixty-three-year-old man shot his sixty-year-old ex-girlfriend/victim in her residence before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Around 5:55 a.m. this morning, Lafayette Police responded to the 200 block of Woodrow Street about a burglary in progress. Upon the officers’ arrival, they observed that forced entry into the residence was made. Once inside the residence, they located a male unresponsive and a female suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The female was transported to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries and is listed in critical condition.  The male victim was pronounced dead on the scene. 

The victim had a temporary restraining order on the suspect from a prior domestic incident.  The Lafayette Police Department urges anyone who is a victim of domestic abuse and needs help getting out of the environment to contact the Domestic Abuse Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), or you can contact the local Family Justice Center at 337-210-5986 for assistance.

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