A nine-year veteran of the Lafayette (LA) Police Department was shot and killed Sunday night at a convenience store on Moss Street by a gunman who was soon taken into custody, said State Police spokesman Master Trooper Brooks David.
Lafayette police Cpl. Michael Paul Middlebrook was killed and two other people were injured in the shooting but are expected to survive, David told the Advocate.
Police were called to the Big Boy Discount Zone around 10:30 p.m. Sunday about an aggravated assault with a gun, but the call was upgraded to a shooting before officers arrived, David said.
When police arrived, gunfire was exchanged with a shooter, David said, with at least one bullet striking and killing Middlebrook. The shooter has not been identified.