UPDATE: A 16-year-old male suspect was arrested on Tuesday in Ja'Nya Hebert's death. According to a press release from Lafayette Police, agents with Louisiana's Western District of the US Marshals Violent Offender Task Force were able to take him into custody without an incident.

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There will be an event Friday evening to honor Ja'Nya Hebert.

The 16-year-old woman was shot and killed in Lafayette on Sunday (07/11/21) while she was sitting in a car on Harrington Drive.

Officials say the teen was taken to a hospital after she was found in the street having been shot in the back.

Hebert's life will be remembered this Friday evening at 7 o'clock on East Clinton Street.

Hebert was shot at around 1 o'clock Sunday morning, and police officials say the suspect fled from the scene.

Anyone who knows anything about the shooting should call Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 337-232-TIPS(8477).