Authorities investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Lafayette
POSTED: Monday, July 15, 2013 - 11:30am
UPDATED: Monday, July 15, 2013 - 12:16pm
LAFAYETTE, LA — State officials are investigating an officer-invovled shooting that took place during the early evening hours of June 14.
At around 5:40 p.m., officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to an attempted suicide complaint at a residence in the 300 block of Chateau Road.
When officers arrived at the residence they encountered Harold J. Bastin, 34, in the yard.
Bastin, who was armed with a handgun, engaged officers. An officer fired his weapon at Bastin, fatally wounding him. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lafayette Parish Coroner. No officers were injured during the encounter.
This case remains under investigation.