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State Police Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Lafayette

State Police Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Lafayette

Posted: Aug 21, 2020 11:38 PM
Updated: Aug 22, 2020 9:24 AM

UPDATE: State Police confirm the man shot in this incident has died.

Lafayette - State Police are investigating an officer involved shooting in Lafayette. According to Louisiana State Police, Lafayette Police Officers responded to a disturbance at a Circle K gas station on NW Evangeline Throughway. Investigators say a foot pursuit ensued, and the suspect was shot. Witness video surfacing around social media, shows a man walking with what is believed to be a knife, towards the store. Officers are seen walking behind the suspect as he approaches the door of the store, then several gunshots are heard and the man is seen on the ground. No official word on the condition of the suspect. This incident remains under investigation and we will continue to bring you updates as they become available.

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