If last night’s Nevada mass shooting wasn’t enough of a punch in the gut, a Lafayette cop was killed by a scumbag with a death wish Sunday night too.
Louisiana State Police Troop I is reporting the unnamed officer was killed after the Lafayette Police Department got information about a possible shooting and aggravated battery at Big Boy’s convenience store near Moss Street and Van Buren Drive.
After the officer entered the store, all hell broke loose and he was killed in a shootout with an unnamed suspect. The suspect fled on foot and he was captured by LPD shortly after. There were also two other people who took gunshots, but they were taken to the hospital and appear to be doing alright.
It’s also an unsettling tidbit that the officer’s death occurred at almost exactly the same time as hundred of people getting shot in Nevada: 10 p.m.
According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, this will be the fourth Louisiana cop killed by gunfire this year. Unlike the Nevada shootings-which the left is already trying to politicize-this will hopefully be a case where we can all show respect for the dead and the badge.
U.S. Rep Clay Higgins has been one of the first to comment on the shooting:
Over 50 murdered and hundreds injured in Las Vegas.
In Louisiana, a Cop shot dead on the streets of Lafayette.
The horror from within.
May God have mercy on us all.
UPDATE: The killer has been identified…