Lafayette Officer dragged 100 feet by suspect’s vehicle
Lafayette (NBC33) — A Lafayette police officer received moderate injuries after being hit by a suspects vehicle and dragged about 100 feet.
The officer was investigating a shoplifting incident in the 3100 block of Ambassador Caffery on Wednesday morning around 2:40 a.m.
Two suspects who were already detained told him their accomplices were waiting in a vehicle in the parking lot.
When the officer exited the store and approached the car, a woman standing outside of the vehicle quickly got inside, and the car began backing up.
As the car backed up, the front of the vehicle hit the officer and knocked him down. The car then went forward, hitting the officer a second time. At that point the officer grabbed the vehicle, and was dragged for about 100 feet before being released.
The officer fired two shot at the vehicle as it drove away.
He was taken to a local hospital with moderate injuries.
Detectives are interviewing the two suspects that were detained and reviewing surveillance video in an attempt to identify the suspects.
Anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the suspects should contact the Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.