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: 4/6/2014 3:00 PM
Robbery Suspect and Store Clerk Exchanged Gunfire
Lafayette, LA – On April 5, 2014, at approximately 8:00 pm, Lafayette Police responded to the 700 block of North St. Antoine regarding an armed robbery.  According to the employee inside of the store, the suspect entered armed with a black revolver and demanded money.  The suspect then fired one shot in the direction of the employee, at which time the employee shot back at the suspect.  The suspect fled the store in an unknown direction without any money.  The store clerk was not injured in the robbery. 
The suspect is described as a black male, 6’00” to 6’02” tall and medium build.   Detectives are encouraging anyone with information about the robbery or the identity of the suspect to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.
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