LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Louisiana police officer has been fatally shot after he responded to a call at a convenience store.
News outlets report a Lafayette police officer was fatally shot at a Big Boy convenience store Sunday night.
Master Trooper Brooks David with the Louisiana State Police says authorities received a call about a battery and shots fired around 10 p.m. on October 1st. When the officer arrived, the suspect allegedly opened fire, which led to a shootout. The officer was pronounced dead at the scene.
David says two other people suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to hospitals.
Authorities say the suspect fled on foot, but was captured a short time later.
Investigators did not immediately give the identity of the officer or the suspect.