Lafayette woman, daughter fatally shot; boyfriend arrested

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Lafayette man faces two preliminary counts of murder after his 22-year-old girlfriend and her 3-year-old daughter were fatally shot, authorities said.

Police took 27-year-old Devonte Roberts into custody during a traffic stop after he drove away from the couple’s apartment late Monday.

Lafayette police responding to a 911 call just after 11:30 p.m. found 22-year-old Victoria Harris dead from multiple gunshot wounds and her daughter, Datoria Harris, also suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The toddler was airlifted to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, where she died just after 4 a.m. on Tuesday.

There was another child in the home at the time of the incident and that child is now staying with a relative, WLFI-TV reported.