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.

Ja'Nya Hebert Vigil
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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).


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