Lafayette Police responded to a shots fired call early Friday morning. Once on the scene on White Oak Drive officers discovered a female victim with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital. As of last night, her condition was reported to be critical.

The assailant in the case is reported to be the victim's brother. Officers located Jeffery M. Davis near the scene. He was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. Family members told KATC television that Mr. Davis suffers from a mental illness.