State Police investigate officer involved in shooting in Lafayet - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

State Police investigate deadly shootout

Lafayette, LA (KPLC) -

An alleged bank robber died following a shootout with Louisiana State Police on Friday, according to a news release from troopers.

The release states that detectives with the Louisiana State Police were requested Friday by the Chief of the Lafayette Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting after one of their officers was involved in a shooting following a pursuit.

Troopers say the initial investigation indicated that on Sept. 28 at about 3:30 p.m., officers with Lafayette Police Department were pursuing a gold Ford F-250, driven by 41-year-old Thomas Helvik of Port Allen, after Helvik was reported to have just robbed the Home Bank on Ambassador Caffery.  

During the pursuit, Helvik drove off of the roadway into a field.  

Officers pursued Helvik into the field where after a short distance he struck a fence.

Officers exited their vehicles and encountered Helvik. Shots were fired and Helvik was struck.  

Helvik died at the scene as a result of his injures.  

This case remains under investigation.

Copyright 2012 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • LCPD investigating homicide on Broad Street

    LCPD investigating homicide on Broad Street

    Saturday, July 22 2017 10:07 AM EDT2017-07-22 14:07:56 GMT
    2323 Broad Street (Source: KPLC)2323 Broad Street (Source: KPLC)

    Lake Charles Police detectives are investigating a homicide at 2323 Broad Street that occurred Saturday morning.

    LCPD received a call about the shooting at 6:00 a.m., said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus.

    The victim was given aid on the scene, and transported to a nearby hospital, where he died.

    More >>

    Lake Charles Police detectives are investigating a homicide at 2323 Broad Street that occurred Saturday morning.

    LCPD received a call about the shooting at 6:00 a.m., said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus.

    The victim was given aid on the scene, and transported to a nearby hospital, where he died.

    More >>
  • National drive providing suits to those in need

    National drive providing suits to those in need

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:03 PM EDT2017-07-22 03:03:17 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    For nine years Lake Charles Men’s Wearhouse store manager Michael Rodriguez has been helping men look their very best. But Rodriguez also gets a chance to help men and women struggling to find a job through his company’s annual suit drive.

    More >>

    For nine years Lake Charles Men’s Wearhouse store manager Michael Rodriguez has been helping men look their very best. But Rodriguez also gets a chance to help men and women struggling to find a job through his company’s annual suit drive.

    More >>
  • Lake Charles men indicted in connection with Fournet Street shooting death

    Lake Charles men indicted in connection with Fournet Street shooting death

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:53 PM EDT2017-07-22 02:53:36 GMT
    Lake Charles men indicted in connection with Fournet Street shooting death. (Source: KPLC)Lake Charles men indicted in connection with Fournet Street shooting death. (Source: KPLC)

    A Lake Charles man was indicted Friday by a grand jury in connection with a shooting that killed another man in May.

    More >>

    A Lake Charles man was indicted Friday by a grand jury in connection with a shooting that killed another man in May.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly