Malikai Doucet charged for killing Carencro HS student Jaylon Joiner in Bradford Dr. Shooting

Malikai Doucet

Malikai Doucet charged for killing Carencro HS student Jaylon Joiner in Bradford Dr. Shooting

In a significant development following the tragic shooting of 18-year-old Carencro High School student Jaylon Joiner, Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested and charged 19-year-old Malikai Doucet with Second Degree Murder. The incident occurred on Bradford Drive just outside the Carencro city limits on March 1, resulting in Joiner’s untimely death.

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, along with K-9 units and Carencro police, swiftly responded to the shooting incident that took place shortly after 3 p.m. Witnesses reported hearing initial shots followed by additional gunfire and people shouting. The investigation, still ongoing, suggests the involvement of multiple individuals in the shooting, with at least one person currently detained.

Joiner, a vibrant student at Carencro High School, was shot while disembarking from a school bus, sending shockwaves through the community. The Lafayette Parish School System expressed its deep sorrow over the tragic event, describing it as “heartbreaking.” In a statement, the school system assured that counselors would be available to students upon their return to school on Monday, recognizing the need for support during this difficult time.

The arrest of Doucet marks a significant step forward in the pursuit of justice for Joiner’s family and the community at large. Second Degree Murder charges underscore the severity of the crime, and law enforcement’s commitment to ensuring accountability for those involved.

As the investigation continues, the community remains united in mourning the loss of a promising young life. The impact of Joiner’s death reaches far beyond the school walls, touching the hearts of classmates, teachers, and the broader Carencro community.

While justice takes its course, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone with additional information related to the incident to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation. The collaborative efforts of law enforcement and community cooperation are vital in seeking a comprehensive understanding of the circumstances surrounding this tragic event.

Related Articles

Back to top button