Louisiana State Police Investigate Lafayette PD Officer-Involved Shooting

Published 6:56 am Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Lafayette – On January 23, 2022, Detectives assigned to the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations were requested by the Lafayette Police Department to investigate an officer-involved shooting involving their officers.
The shooting occurred at approximately 11:00 p.m. in the 1600 block of W. Pinhook Road in Lafayette. The initial investigation revealed the officer located a stolen Dodge passenger car and called for a back-up officer before initiating a traffic stop.
Upon activation of the emergency lights, the suspect drove into a parking lot and fled on foot. The initial officer and the back-up K-9 officer pursued the suspect on foot. During the foot pursuit, the suspect jumped from a structure and fell to the ground. One of the pursuing officers then discharged his Taser. As the Taser was being discharged, the K-9 accidently received an electrical charge from the Taser wires and disengaged. The suspect then reached for a visible gun after being instructed not to do so. One officer shot the suspect who was fatally wounded.
No officers were injured. The Lafayette Parish Metro Crime Scene Unit processed the scene for evidence.
This is an active investigation and further information will be released when it becomes available.