State Police investigating Lafayette Police Department Officer-involved shooting
Lafayette – Shortly after 2 a.m., on August 8, 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 a shooting incident occurred in the parking lot of The District, located at 4607 Johnston Street in Lafayette. An officer with the Lafayette Police Department, assigned to a security detail, approached one of the groups of people believed to be involved in the shooting incident. As the officer approached, one or more persons fired upon him and the officer returned fire. During the course of the shooting incident, a female sustained non-life threatening gunshot wounds and one male sustained fatal gunshot wounds. The officer was not injured and no other injuries were reported during the incident.
Louisiana State Police is the lead investigating agency. The investigation remains active and ongoing. No further information is available at this time.