BREAKING: Lafayette Police Officer Murdered

A Lafayette police officer was murdered Sunday night.

A Lafayette police officer was murdered Sunday night.

Lafayette Police Officer Murdered

Lafayette, LA – A Lafayette police officer was murdered late Sunday night after a suspect gunned him down in a convenience store.

The incident happened shortly after 10 PM when a call came in from the store at the corner of Moss Street and Van Buren Drive, according to KATC. The call was reportedly for a battery and shots fired.

When the officer arrived, the suspect opened fire, fatally shooting the hero.

The suspect then fled on foot and was located a short distance away where he was taken into custody.

Neither the officer or suspect have been identified at this time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of this murdered hero and the Lafayette Police Department.

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