Lafayette Police Investigating Officer Involved Shooting At Apartment Complex
A 26-year-old Abbeville man is in jail, and a Lafayette police officer is on paid administrative leave following an officer involved shooting early Saturday morning.
Lafayette Police Department Cpl. Paul Mouton said officers were called out to an apartment on McDonald Street at 12:20 a.m. regarding a domestic disturbance. When officers arrived, the victim said her ex-boyfriend had left the area.
At about 1:05 a.m., officers were called out to the same apartment after the suspect, Travis Briggs, was allegedly causing another disturbance.
Mouton said the Briggs fled to a nearby parking lot after a police officer arrived, and the officer "gave chase."
"The suspect entered a vehicle, at which time he backed into a parked car then sped toward the responding officer," Mouton said. "The officer fired two shots at the suspect, striking the driver's side door and front tire."
Mouton said Briggs sped out of the parking lot, but he was stopped a short time later near the intersection of Dulles Drive and Omega Street.
Briggs is charged with attempted first degree murder of a police officer.