State Police investigating an early morning officer-involved shooting in Lafayette
Lafayette – Shortly before 1:00 a.m. on July 9, 2021, Louisiana State Police was requested by the Lafayette Police Department to investigate a shooting incident involving one of their officers. Detectives assigned to the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations are investigating the incident.
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 subject.
While in the parking lot of the complex, a male subject holding a handgun approached the officer. During the course of the interaction, the officer discharged his firearm striking the subject. The subject sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. No other injuries were reported during the incident.
This is an ongoing investigation, and more details will be released at another time.