Suspect shot after on-foot pursuit by Lafayette police
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.