Louisiana State Police Investigating Lafayette Police Officer-Involved Shooting
Lafayette – Shortly before 11:00 p.m., on April 9, 2023, Louisiana State Police was requested by the Lafayette Police Department to investigate a shooting incident involving one of their officers. Detectives assigned to the Louisiana State Police Criminal Investigations Division are investigating the incident.
At approximately 10:45 p.m. on April 9, 2023, Lafayette Police responded to shots fired at a night club in the 4400 block of Johnston Street. A responding officer working a security detail at that night club discharged his weapon. One subject was shot by an officer and sustained a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The officer was not injured.
Lafayette Police are investigating the initial shooting incident and Louisiana State Police is the lead investigating agency for the officer-involved shooting.
The investigation is active and ongoing. Additional information will be released as the investigation progresses.
TFC Thomas Gossen
Louisiana State Police
Troop I Public Affairs