Crime Watch 8

1 arrested after double homicide in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WISH) — A man has been arrested after a woman and a girl were shot and killed in Lafayette.

The Lafayette Police Department has arrested 27-year-old Devonte Roberts in the case.

Police responded to a home the 3000 block of Mount Court around 11:30 p.m. Monday. That’s the Romney Meadows apartment complex on the city’s southwest side.

Officers arrived to find a woman and a child had been shot. Both died after being transported to hospitals.

Police say one of the victims, Victoria Moore, was Roberts’ girlfriend.

Court documents identified the other victim as a girl, Datroia Harris, who was flown to an Indianapolis hospital where she died. A relative of Moore told police that Roberts was Harris’ father.

Police say Roberts was captured after fleeing the scene.

Court documents said police later found a handgun with an extended magazine on the home’s kitchen table.


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