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State Police identify man shot and killed Sunday outside The District in Lafayette

Officer fired weapon during "shoot-out"
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Posted at 8:38 AM, Aug 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-10 17:30:06-04

UPDATE: On Monday, State Police identified the man shot and killed Sunday morning at The District in Lafayette.

The man has been identified as 22-year-old Dashawn Batiste of Breaux Bridge.

One woman was injured in the shooting incident.

Troopers were called in by the Lafayette Police Department at about 2:00 a.m. Sunday, because an officer was involved in a shooting incident. Detectives assigned to the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations are investigating the incident.

The initial investigation indicates a shooting happened in the parking lot of The District, troopers say.

An officer with the Lafayette Police Department, assigned to a security detail, approached one of the groups of people believed to be involved in the shooting incident. As the officer approached, one or more persons fired upon him and the officer returned fire. During the course of the shooting incident, a female sustained non-life threatening gunshot wounds and one male sustained fatal gunshot wounds.

Video courtesy of Christopher Mach shows police presence outside of The District around 2:45 a.m. Sunday morning:

The officer was not injured and no other injuries were reported during the incident.

Witnesses say that multiple shots were fired in the incident. KATC was on scene Sunday morning.

The District is an event center. According to its website, it "is available for balls, banquets, bike ralleys, church events, conventions, corporate functions, fashion shows, live music events, nightclub themed 18+ events, trade shows, seminars and much more. We have 4 rooms to choose from that can accommodate intimate gatherings to large 2000+ person mega events."

Saturday night, there was a concert by the Baton Rouge rapper Webbie at the event center.

This is an ongoing investigation. KATC will have more information as it becomes available.

KATC's Abby Breidenbach was live on scene Sunday morning

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