Posted: Dec 10, 2011 9:00 AM by Chris Welty
Updated: Dec 10, 2011 9:02 AM
A twenty one year old Carencro male is dead after an officer involved shooting in Lafayette.
This all happening around 9:30 Friday night at Campus Crossings Apartments on Theatre Street, off of Congress Street, near the Cajun Dome. Officers were called to the complex for an alleged armed robbery.
According to the Louisiana State Police Troop I, multiple shots were fired from a Lafayette Police Officer when encountering the suspect near an apartment, fatally wounding him.
The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on paid administrative leave, and the Louisiana State Police is investigating the shooting. This is standard procedure for the Lafayette Police Department anytime there is a shooting involving an officer. The Lafayette Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division will continue to investigate the armed robbery incident.
The name of the Carencro man has not been released.