Lafayette – Earlier this morning, the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations was requested by the Lafayette Police Department (LPD) to investigate an officer-involved shooting involving an LPD officer. Louisiana State Police is the lead investigating agency.
The preliminary investigation revealed that shortly after 5:00 a.m., officers with LPD responded to a citizen’s complaint related to a burglary in the area of Winnipeg Avenue. Upon arrival, an officer made contact with a suspect believed to be involved in the burglary. As the LPD officer attempted to place the suspect into custody, a physical altercation took place resulting in the officer discharging his weapon. The suspect was struck by gunfire and transported to a local hospital in stable condition. Two handguns were found in close proximity to the suspect. One of these weapons was consistent with a handgun taken in a burglary, moments before. No officers were injured.
This is an active and ongoing investigation. No further updates are available at this time.