Lafayette Police investigate officer-involved shooting - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lafayette Police investigate officer-involved shooting

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Lafayette, LA (KPLC) -

Lafayette Police are investigating a shooting that took place at about 1:20 p.m. Thursday on West Gilman St.

According to investigators, after arriving at the scene, officers were informed by a U.S. Postal Service employee that an armed suspect had fired a shot at the employee's truck, striking it.

"Officers located and confronted the armed suspect in the driveway of 1119 West Gilman Street," said Paul Mouton, Public Information Officer for the Lafayette Police Department, in a news release. "As a result of the confrontation, a Lafayette Police officer fired at the suspect multiple times, striking the suspect."

The suspect has been identified as David Sonnier, 39, of Lafayette. Following Sonnier's release from a local hospital, he was booked into the Lafayette Correctional Center and charged with attempted first degree murder and attempted second degree murder.

The postal employee was not injured during the incident.

"The Lafayette Police Department's Officer Involved Shooting Team is investigating the encounter between the suspect and the officer. The FBI is investigating the shooting involving the Federal employee," added Mouton.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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