Lafayette – Louisiana State Police were requested by the Lafayette Police Department to investigate a shooting incident involving one of their officers shortly before 1:00 a.m. on July 9, 2021.
The initial investigation revealed an officer with the Lafayette Police Department was dispatched to an apartment complex located in the 100 block of E. Martial Avenue in reference to a suicidal man. While in the parking lot of the complex, a male holding a handgun approached the officer.
During the course of the interaction, the officer discharged his firearm striking the man. He sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. No other injuries were reported during the incident.
Louisiana State Police is the lead investigating agency. This is an active investigation and information will be released as the investigative process continues.