Arrest made in Louisiana Waffle House double homicide; victims identified

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — A Lafayette man has been arrested in connection with a double homicide outside the North University Waffle House in Lafayette.

According to police, 23-year-old Dejuan Clay surrendered to police Monday and was placed under arrest.

He faces multiple charges, including one count of first-degree murder, obstruction of justice, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, possession of counterfeit drugs and felon in possession of a gun.

19-year-old Brandon Arnold of Lafayette was found dead in the parking lot. A second victim, 19-year-old Xavier Batiste of Lafayette, was found inside a vehicle suffering from multiple gunshots. Batiste was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly afterward.

Clay was transported to the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center and booked on all charges, police said.

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