A woman is dead after a shooting at a business in New Iberia late last night.

New Iberia Police were called out to the Church's Fried Chicken at the corner of W. St. Peter and Hopkins St. last night around 10:15 pm. Once there, officers found the victim on the floor of the restaurant from an apparent single gunshot wound.

The Iberia Parish Coroner's Office declared the woman dead at the scene.

New Iberia Police are treating the death as a domestic incident, according to an NIPD spokesman.

One bystander says that the woman was a manager at the restaurant.

We have learned that New Iberia Police have arrested 51-year-old Clarence Joseph Payton on Wednesday morning in connection with the shooting.

The investigation is ongoing. Should anyone have information, they are encouraged to call the New Iberia Police Department at (337) 369-2306 or Iberia Crimestoppers at 346-TIPS.


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