Carencro father, son dead after days-long argument

LAFAYETTE — The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office on Monday released the names of two Carencro men, a father and son, who ended up dead over the weekend after an argument that lasted days.

Sheriff’s Capt. Kip Judice said deputies were called to a shooting in the 100 block of Nanoke Street just after midnight Saturday, where they found 61-year-old Harold Pope at his home, still breathing but hurt badly from a gunshot wound.

On the lawn lay Pope’s son, Jeremy Pope, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.

An ambulance transported Harold Pope to a local hospital, but he died en route, Judice said.

“We don’t know what triggered the event,” Judice said.

Witnesses confirmed the two men had been in a prolonged disagreement, though none saw Jeremy Pope shoot his father then turn the gun on himself.

“Investigators are going to await ballistic tests as well as autopsy reports to verify the evidence collected at the scene but are not actively looking for any additional people in this case,” Judice said.