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17-year-old girl arrested after double homicide in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WISH) — Police have arrested a teen after two men were killed in Lafayette on Monday night.

The Lafayette Police Department has arrested 17-year-old Jaelynn Billups in the case.

She faces preliminary charges of murder and robbery. The Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office did not immediately respond to an email Tuesday afternoon to find out if Billups will be charged as a juvenile or an adult.

Police responded to a “shots fired” run in a residential area in the 1900 block of North 16th Street just after 11 p.m. Monday and discovered the two men dead in the road. Billups was located at the scene.

The Tippecanoe County Coroner’s Office has identified the victims as Joshua L. Ungersma, 37, and Alberto Vanmeter, 19, who are both from the Lafayette area.

Police on Tuesday afternoon declined to provided additional details about the circumstances behind the shooing.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call LPD at 765-807-1200.

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