At approximately 5:30pm on the above date, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 1600-block of Hart Street for multiple reports of shots fired. After further investigation, responding officers determined that the location involved was in the 1900-block of North 16th Street. Officers located and detained 5 subjects believed to be involved with several shots being fired after some type of argument outside near the residence. It is not believed that anyone was struck by gunfire or anyone was injured.
Officers obtained and served a search warrant at the residences involved in the investigation. During the execution of this search warrant two handguns were located. Two of the five subjects detained were arrested on various charges. DCS was called to the scene for three children who were at the residence at the time of the incident.
Nicholas Bates was detained and later arrested for:
Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon
Illegal Possession of a Handgun
Possession of Marijuana
Kayla Adair was detained and later arrested for:
Assisting a Criminal
Possession of Stolen Property
The investigation is ongoing. The Lafayette Police Department asks that anyone with any further information about this investigation please contact the Lafayette Police Department or call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78 Crime.
The fact a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.
Lieutenant Joseph Clyde #18
Lafayette Police Department
Patrol Shift Commander