UPDATE: Wanted suspect caught in Lafayette Parish

Lafayette Parish

A man is in custody after a city-wide search and one school placed on a soft lockdown.
Its an investigation that started on Charbonnet Road, off Ridge Road.

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the initial investigation, but the case ended with State Police.

News Tens Renee Allen takes us full circle.

State Police took over the investigation, after a sheriff’s deputy fired his weapon.

It is normal protocol for an agency not to investigate their own in such a situation.

According to State Police, around 7:30 Tuesday morning, a sheriff’s deputies encountered a vehicle with a stolen license plate.

“They asked the subject to step out of the vehicle. The passenger complied with those instructions. The driver did not.”

Sgt. James Anderson says the driver placed the vehicle in drive, and headed towards the deputy.

“The deputy fired at the vehicle. the vehicle took off down the road and that subject has been located.”

While at the scene, the sheriff’s office public information officer confirmed state police taking over the investigation.

“So, per our protocol we’ve asked state police if they would come in and conduct the investigation from this point.”

“After the search, officials remained at the scene.

There were two crime scenes to examine.

State police tell us the initial scene, and where the vehicle was located.

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — UPDATE, 12 p.m.: The suspect was taken into custody at around 11:30 a.m.

Sgt. James Anderson with Louisiana State Police (LSP) said that the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office (LPSO) encounter a car with a stolen license plate Tuesday morning.

When LPSO asked the two occupants of the car to get out of the vehicle, the passenger complied, but the driver did not, and started driving toward a deputy, according to Anderson.

The deputy then allegedly shot at the vehicle, which then took off down the road.

The suspect was located and taken into custody.

The investigation is ongoing and will continue being updated here.

ORIGINAL, 11:08 a.m.: The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office (LPSO) and Louisiana State Police (LSP) are investigating a scene in the 100 block of Charbonnet Rd., where a deputy’s weapon was discharged while police were searching for a suspect.

LPSO was investigating a stolen license plate Tuesday morning at around 7:30 a.m. Spokesperson Valerie Ponseti said that during an encounter with the suspect, a deputy’s weapon was discharged.

It is unclear whether or not the suspect was injured. It is also not clear if the suspect is an imminent danger to the public.

Ridge Elementary was placed on a soft lockdown for part of the morning out of caution, Ponseti said. That lockdown has since been lifted.

LSP is taking over the investigation, which is normal protocol when an agency’s officer discharges a weapon.

Part of the area of Charbonnet Rd. remained blocked off this morning.

This is a developing story, and we will post updates as they become available.

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