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Louisiana Man Already In Custody For Attempted Murder Charge Now Accused Of Fatal Shooting, Sheriff Says

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Source: Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office; UNSPLASH

Nov. 3 2022, Published 2:10 p.m. ET

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A man in Louisiana already in custody for an attempted murder in early September is now linked to a homicide that occurred weeks later, authorities said.

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Jyairus Folse, 20, faces a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of 37-year-old Lorenzo Stuart of Lockport on September 24, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office said, WWL-TV reported.

Around 11:30 that evening, deputies responded to a report of shots fired. “When they arrived, they found a man, later identified as Stuart, had been shot,” Sheriff Craig Webre said. “He was later pronounced dead.”

Detectives developed Folse as a suspect in the case and obtained a warrant for his arrest, according to the sheriff.

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Folse was arrested on Sept. 29 in connection with a targeted shooting at a residence in Raceland on Sept. 8, the sheriff’s office said.

In that case, Folse was charged with attempted second-degree murder, illegal possession of a stolen firearm, possession of marijuana, taking contraband to a penal institution, and contempt of court.

He is being held without bail.

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