News Release

Lafayette Police Department CALEA Emblem

Jim Craft, Chief of Police
900 East University Ave.
P.O. Box 4308
Lafayette, LA 70502
Contact: Cpl. Paul L. Mouton
Public Information Officer
Office: (337) 291-8617
Fax: (337) 291-8665​


Date/Time: 3/27/2014 8:30 PM
UPDATE: Police Investigate Officer Involved Shooting
Lafayette, LA - Lafayette Police have identified the suspect as David Sonnier (39) of Lafayette.  Sonnier was release from the hospital and charged with 1 count of Attempted First Degree Murder and 1 count of Attempted Second Degree Murder. Sonnier has been booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. The investigation remains ongoing.
Police Investigate Officer Involved Shooting
Original Release: March 27, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Lafayette, LA – On March 27, 2014, at approximately 1:20 pm, Lafayette Police responded to the 1100 block of West Gilman Street regarding a shooting involving a U.S. Postal truck.  When officers arrived on the scene, a Postal employee advised them that a suspect fired a pistol at his vehicle, striking it.  Officers located and confronted the armed suspect in the driveway of 1119 West Gilman Street.  As a result of the confrontation, a Lafayette Police officer fired at the suspect multiple times, striking the suspect.  The suspect was taken into custody and transported by Acadian Ambulance to a local hospital.  The Postal employee was not injured during the incident.  The suspect is listed in stable condition.
The Lafayette Police Department’s Officer Involved Shooting Team is investigating the encounter between the suspect and the officer.  The FBI is investigating the shooting involving the Federal employee.  The investigation remains ongoing.


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