State Police investigate officer shooting

Font size

Posted: Oct 23, 2011 9:41 PM
Source: Associated Press

  Rating: 0.0 (0 votes)

Topics: wbrz, louisiana, lafayette, officer, shooting

LAFAYETTE - Louisiana State Police say a Lafayette police officer shot and killed a driver who backed into him at a traffic stop.

A news release identifies the dead man as 46-year-old Anthony J. Sonnier of Lafayette.

Trooper Stephen Hammons says the officer pulled Sonnier over about 11:20 p.m. Friday. He says Lafayette police asked state police to investigate, and the investigation is continuing.

Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft says the officer had stopped a vehicle belonging to a 74-year-old stabbing victim who said a friend had attacked him without apparent reason. He said the officer is on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure any time an officer shoots somebody.

comments powered by Disqus

Most Popular