LAFAYETTE — Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested an Opelousas man Thursday in the Aug. 26 fatal shooting of a Lafayette man.
As of late Thursday afternoon, Corlious Dyson, 28, of Opelousas, was in custody on a count of second-degree murder in the slaying of Clement Amos III, 33, of Lafayette, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Kip Judice said in a news release.
Deputies found Amos dead from several gunshot wounds outside of a four-plex apartment in the 100 block of Hummingbird Lane, Sheriff’s Office Capt. Craig Stansbury has said.
Amos had been called to the home of a neighbor, who told him she feared someone was attempting to break into her home, Stansbury said.
Amos got his wife to call authorities while he personally went outside to inspect the area, Stansbury said.
It is believed Amos came into contact with the would-be burglar, who shot him several times before running away, Stansbury said.
“It’s a tragic incident,” Stansbury said at the time. “A good Samaritan was going over to assist a neighbor and unfortunately he was shot and killed during the incident.”
Following the shooting, authorities released a sketch and description of the suspect based on a tip from a resident of the complex.
Dyson was captured in Vermilion Parish on Thursday with the assistance of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office and Abbeville police, Judice said.
Opelousas police and the U.S. Marshals Service also assisted with the investigation, Judice said.