LPSO: Deputy fires weapon during incident in Lafayette Parish

Posted at 11:41 AM, Dec 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-14 13:39:25-05

State Police are now investigating after a Lafayette Parish deputy fired their weapon during an incident Tuesday morning.

A spokesperson with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a report of a stolen license plate.

The incident happened at Charbonnet Road in the parish.

During the deputy's response, their weapon was fired. LPSO says that State Police is handling the investigation as protocol now requires.

According to State Police, at 7:30 am on December 14, Lafayette Parish Sheriff's deputies encountered a vehicle with a stolen license plate.

When deputies asked the occupants to step out of the vehicle, troopers say the passenger complied while the driver accelerated the vehicle towards the deputy.

One of the deputies then fired a handgun at the vehicle which fled from the area.

The vehicle was later found abandoned at another location. The suspect was found in a home with a gunshot wound.

The suspect was transported to a local hospital.

State Police say an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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