A Lafayette convenience store clerk is in critical condition this morning after an armed robbery Thursday night.

Police were called out to the business on Carmel Drive after they were told a man walked in with a gun and shot the clerk three times.

The suspect took cash and fled the area.

This all happened at around 8:30 last night, and detectives are asking anyone who might have information to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.