Arrest made in officer involved shooting - KLFY News 10

Arrest made in officer involved shooting


Lafayette police have identified the suspect as 39-year-old David Sonnier of Lafayette. Sonnier was released from the hospital and charged with one count of attempted first degree murder and one count of attempted second degree murder. Sonnier has been booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.




Police are investigating a shooting involving an officer from the Lafayette Police Department.

The shooting happened Thursday in the 1100 block of West Gilman Street in Lafayette. 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.  

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