SCSO releases additional information on Hahnville shooting

Published 2:18 pm Monday, November 15, 2021

Sheriff Greg Champagne reports that Laron Toney Jr., a 21 year old resident of Hahnville, Louisiana, has been arrested on a warrant for the 2nd Degree Murder of Lionel Fiffie, 66, also of Hahnville which occurred at approximately 1:00 A.M. this morning.

Deputies responded to calls regarding a shooting that occurred in the 300 block of Smith Street in Hahnville just prior to 1:00 A.M. The victim, Lionel Fiffie, was found deceased in his residence with apparent multiple gunshot wounds.

Based upon the subsequent investigation, deputies and detectives were able to obtain evidence sufficient to obtain a warrant for Toney’s arrest for 2nd Degree Murder. Toney was located and arrested at a Kenner apartment complex. Information received indicates that prior to the shooting, the two were arguing over a debt allegedly owed by Fiffie to Toney.

“I would like to thank our deputies and detectives who worked diligently on this homicide since early this morning in order to arrest the alleged perpetrator. I also wish to thank both the Kenner Police Department and the United States Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force for their assisting us in making the apprehension in the case”, said Sheriff Greg Champagne.

Sheriff Champagne also pointed out that “based upon all available information at this time, this incident has no connection whatsoever to the shooting in Killona last week which we are still actively investigating around the clock”.

Anyone with any other information regarding the homicide this morning is asked to call Detective Kevin Tennison with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985)783-6807 or by calling 911.