Trooper: Police officer fatally shot in Lafayette, Louisiana

October 02, 2017 - 6:47 am

(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. 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.

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