For Immediate Release: Contact: Lieutenant Scott Galloway firstname.lastname@example.org
June 26th, 2017
In the early morning hours of June 26th, around 3:00am, Lafayette Police responded to the report of a large fight at Champs Bar on South Earl Avenue. Officers heard gunshots as they arrived in the area. Witnesses identified a white Pontiac Grand Prix as being involved in the fight and shooting incident. The vehicle reportedly fled the scene at a high rate of speed.
A short time later officers located a white Pontiac Grand Prix crashed at the corner of Ward Street and Columbia Street. The driver of the vehicle had struck a large tree. It is believed the Pontiac crashed as it travelled at a high rate of speed westbound on Ferry Street. The sole occupant in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. He was later identified as 32-year-old Ronald B. Martin.
Several subjects received minor injuries during the large fight at Champs. At least one person sought treatment at a local hospital. The investigation is ongoing.
The Lafayette Police Department asks that anyone with any further information about this investigation please contact the Lafayette Police at 765-807-1200 or the anonymous We-Tip Hotline at 800-78-CRIME.
Lt. Scott Galloway / Community Outreach & Crime Prevention
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