Man Goes on Shooting Spree, Killing 3 Between Duson and Lafayette Before Taking His Own Life
Four people are dead, including the gunman, as a man went on a killing spree between Lafayette and Duson on Tuesday.
The shootings began on Tuesday morning (Oct. 4) when Lafayette Police reported that a 29-year-old man was shot and killed in the 200 block of Tournoir Street in Lafayette.
According to Bernadette Lee with KPEL News, the fatal shooting happened around 10 a.m. and investigators identified the deceased as Ross Chaisson.
According to Lafayette Police, 36-year-old Andres Jamal Felix was responsible for Chaisson's murder.
Felix would kill two more people, going on a shooting spree across Acadiana that spanned multiple parishes before taking his own life.
Due to the wide range of jurisdictions involved in the killing spree, Sr. Cpl. Matt Benoit with the Lafayette Police Department, Valerie Ponseti with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, and Duson Police Chief Kip Judice worked together to disseminate confirmed information as well as a timeline of events as their respective agencies came together for a joint investigation into the connected incidents.
Duson Police confirmed that Felix shot and killed a second victim who was located outside of a residence shortly after 5 p.m. in the 400 block of Toby Mouton Road.
Authorities identified the woman as 25-year-old Paige Lewis; a mother of three who was known to the gunman, but police were uncertain what their relationship was at the time of the investigation.
Then, just after 6 p.m., Felix would kill his third and final victim in the 100 block of Clara Street. Lafayette Police responded to the fatal shooting, identifying the 43-year-old victim as Kawanna Felix; the gunman's estranged wife who he had been separated from "for a while now."
As Lafayette Police were investigating the Clara Street shooting, Sr. Cpl. Benoit says officers located Felix at a relative's home in the 200 block of Shelia Drive. He had taken his own life.
According to WBRZ, a vehicle linked to Felix was tracked down by local deputies after authorities tracked his car and phone to Iberville Parish in the wake of his first of three homicides on Tuesday.
Iberville Sheriff Brett Stassi said deputies tracked the car to LA-77 near Grosse Tete, where they found the vehicle abandoned. Lafayette police said Felix stole another car and made his way back to Lafayette Parish, where he killed a 25-year-old woman at her home in Duson around 5:30.
Police are asking anyone with any information regarding these homicides please contact the Lafayette Police Department at 337-291-8600.