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Suspect in custody following deputy-involved shooting

LPSO
Posted at 8:05 AM, Apr 21, 2022

LAFAYETTE — One man is in custody and faces various charges following a deputy-involved shooting on Thursday.

A Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy patrolling a neighborhood identified a suspicious person near the 600 block of Fox Run Ave. and made contact with the individual at 6:15 a.m, according t a spokesperson for the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office.

Amid their interaction, an altercation ensued in which the suspect gained control of the deputy’s Taser and attempted to assault the deputy with the device. Investigators say during the assault, the deputy discharged their weapon shooting the suspect.

Initially fleeing the scene on foot, law enforcement located the suspect in the area three hours later.

The suspect, Draper Harrison, 40, was transported to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries and will be booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on the following charges: Disarming a Peace Officer (Felony), Aggravated Assault of a Peace Officer (Felony) and Resisting an Officer. Harrison also had an existing warrant for his arrest for Distribution of Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substances, the spokesperson stated.

The deputy involved in this incident has been placed on administrative leave with pay while the Sheriff’s Office conducts an investigation into the incident per agency policy and protocol.

No further information is available at this time.