Shortly after 5:00 a.m., officers with Lafayette Police Department responded to a citizen’s complaint related to a burglary in the area of Winnipeg Avenue. 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 causing the officer to discharge 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.
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