Jul 14, 2013 11:34 PM by katc
This evening, Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft requested Detectives with Louisiana State Police investigate a shooting in the 300 block of Chateau Road involving a Lafayette Police Officer.
The initial investigation indicates that at about 5:40 p.m., Officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to an attempted suicide complaint at a residence in the 300 block of Chateau Road. When Officers arrived at the residence they encountered 34-year-old Harold J. Bastin of Lafayette, in the yard. Bastin, who was armed with a handgun, engaged officers. An Officer fired his weapon at Bastin fatally wounding him. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lafayette Parish Coroner.
No Officers were injured during the encounter. This case remains under investigation.