High School Student Fatally Shot Exiting School Bus

Tragedy struck in Lafayette, Louisiana when an 18-year-old high school student was shot and killed while getting off a school bus. Jaylin Joiner, a student at Carencro High School, was the victim of the fatal shooting, which occurred on Friday, March 1. The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident and found Jaylin with a gunshot wound. Despite being rushed to the hospital, he succumbed to his injuries.

Authorities have arrested 19-year-old Malikai Doucet, who is now facing a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the shooting. Police have yet to reveal a motive for the crime and have indicated that additional arrests may be made in the ongoing investigation.

The shocking incident has left the community in disbelief. Carencro Mayor Charlotte Clavier described it as a profound shock, remarking on how this type of violence is not something the community typically experiences. In solidarity and remembrance, a candlelight vigil was held in Jaylin’s memory, bringing together community members and lawmakers.

In the wake of this tragedy, Jaylin’s grandmother, Thea Boudreaux, launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for his funeral expenses and to support his grieving mother. The community has rallied together to provide comfort and assistance during this difficult time.

As the investigation continues, authorities remain determined to uncover the circumstances surrounding the shooting. The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office anticipates making further arrests as the case progresses.