State police investigate officer involved shooting

The following is a news release from the Louisiana State Police


Name of Suspect Released

Lafayette- Louisiana State Police has made notification to family members of the armed suspect shot by officers during an armed robbery complaint last night.  

The suspect has been identified as 21-year-old Quamaine Mason of Carencro, LA.

This case remains under investigation.    

December 10, 2011

State Police Investigate Officer Involved Shooting

Lafayette- Last night, Louisiana State Police detectives assigned to the Lafayette Field Office were requested by the Lafayette Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting.

The initial investigation indicates that on December 9, 2011, at 9:24 p.m., officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to an armed robbery complaint at an apartment complex in the 200 block of Theatre Drive in Lafayette.  When the officers arrived on the scene, they encountered an armed suspect at the doorway to an apartment.  The suspect engaged officers and officers responded by firing shots, fatally wounding him.

The Lafayette Parish Coroner pronounced the man dead at the scene.  Death notification is still pending to the suspect's next of kin.  Upon notification his name and information will be released.

This case remains under investigation.