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UPDATE: State Police release details in fatal officer-involved shooting

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Posted at 5:46 AM, Apr 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-14 20:40:25-04

Louisiana State Police have released more details in this morning's fatal officer-involved shooting involving Lafayette Police.

Here is the update they sent us Thursday afternoon:

The initial investigation by Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations revealed officers with the Lafayette Police Department SWAT team were attempting to serve a high-risk warrant in the 200 block of Paul Breaux Avenue. The subject of the warrant, identified as 19-year-old Trevon Bonner of Lafayette, was wanted in connection to a shooting that occurred earlier in the night. Officers attempted to establish communications with Bonner who refused to exit the residence. As officers approached the home, they announced they were police officers and instructed Bonner to surrender. He did not comply and they used a marked armored vehicle to breach the door in the attempt to deploy a telephone to negotiate with him. After breaching the door, an officer observed Bonner in the home holding a handgun. They deployed CS gas inside of the house. Bonner then fired the handgun at the officers and several officers returned fire. This is an active investigation and further information will be released when it becomes available. All inquiries into the warrant and earlier shooting should be directed to Lafayette Police Department.

Earlier today, we reported that troopers were called around 2:30 am on April 14 by the Lafayette Police Department to investigate an officer-involved shooting in the 200 block of Paul Breaux Avenue.

State Police tell KATC that a Lafayette SWAT team was on Paul Breaux Avenue serving a search warrant following a Wednesday night attempted homicide.

The attempted homicide was a shooting involving a 13-year-old.

Here's what Lafayette Police told us about the warrant and that incident:

The warrant was issued in a shooting that occurred around 9:54 pm Wednesday in the 800 block of Martin Luther King Drive. Police say a 13-year-old girl was found suffering from a gunshot wound and was transported to a hospital in critical condition.

A warrant for a suspect, identified as Trevon Bonner, was issued on a charge of attempted second-degree murder.

Bonner was located by Lafayette SWAT at a residence on Paul Breaux Avenue. Police say Bonner allegedly barricaded himself inside the home as officers attempted to negotiate his surrender.

Shots were reportedly fired from the home at Lafayette Police who then returned fire, striking the person.

The man was transported to a local hospital following the shooting and died from his injuries.

In their release, Lafayette Police did not directly identify Bonner as the person who was shot and killed.

No officers were injured in the shooting.

KATC's Taylor Toole spoke with some residents, who wanted to remain anonymous.

"Put the guns down, stop the violence — and that goes for everybody," one said. "Officers, you know, us as civilians, you know, communication is the key. It's a devil's playground out here so you gotta pray — if not, anything can happen."

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