A suspect fled from police during a routine traffic stop Monday night along Ambassador Caffery Parkway, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office says.
It happened just after 8 p.m. on Ambassador Caffery Parkway near the Super One foods in Youngsville.
Lt. John Mowell said as detectives proceeded with the traffic stop, the suspect fled the area on foot in an unknown direction.
“There is a heavy police presence in the area,” Mowell said.
“We are certain the suspect is still in the area and we expect to make an arrest shortly.”
K-9 officers are on scene and during a sweep of the area, Mowell said.
Motorist who think they may have seen the suspect should not make contact but instead contact police.