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Suspect shot after on-foot pursuit by Lafayette police

2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago Thursday, July 16 2020 Jul 16, 2020 July 16, 2020 4:44 AM July 16, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ Staff

LAFAYETTE - The Lafayette Police Department requested assistance from the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations in regards to an officer-involved shooting that happened in Lafayette Wednesday evening.

Around 5:30 p.m. a Lafayette police officer was conducting a traffic stop, which led to a foot pursuit. The foot pursuit continued to the area of St. Bernadette Drive near E Pont Des Mouton Road.

In that area an altercation took place between officers and the suspect. During the altercation the suspect was shot and then transported to a nearby hospital where he remains in critical condition.

No officers were injured during the incident. 

An investigation is ongoing. Louisiana State Police is the lead investigating agency.

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