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Two killed, four others injured after shooting at party in Lafayette

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Posted at 7:08 AM, Apr 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-28 13:21:33-04

LAFAYETTE — Two people were killed and four others were injured after shots were fired during a fight at a large block party early Sunday morning in Lafayette, according to police.

Lafayette Police Department officers found two men who were dead when they were called to the scene around 4:20 a.m. in the 3000 block of Phipps Court, according to a press release from the department. Officers also found several shell casings inside and outside of an apartment.

The Tippecanoe County Coroner's Office identified the men who died as Tommy Marshall, 33, and Edward Roberson, 29. Both deaths were determined to be homicides.

As of Monday afternoon, police say two of the four men who were injured are still hospitalized.

Several apartments and vehicles were also damaged by the gunfire, according to the release.

More than 100 people were in the area for the block party, according to the release.

One person has been arrested on charges of carrying a handgun without a license and being a serious violent felon in possession of a firearm. Police said Monday the extent of the suspect's involvement is still under investigation, but he was on Phipps Court and had a gun at the time of the shooting.

On Thursday, Lafayette police announced the arrest of a 21-year-old man who was injured in the shooting. In a press release, police said the man was arrested "immediately" after he was released from the hospital earlier in the day.

The man has been preliminarily charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and two counts of murder, according to the release. Formal charges haven't been filed, according to online court records.

WRTV does not name suspects unless formal charges are filed.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 765-807-1200 or report tips anonymously to the WeTIP Hotline at 800-78-CRIME.