One gun-wielding man trying to rob a Lafayette convenience store last night was in for a surprise when he shot at the store clerk — and the store clerk shot back.

Lafayette Police say a man donning a bandana and black revolver entered the store at 700 N. St. Antoine St. around 8 p.m. last night.

When the robber — described as a 6-foot or 6-foot-2-inch black man — shot at the store clerk, the store clerk shot back and the criminal fled.

He left with no cash.

Detectives are urging anyone with information to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.