LAFAYETTE — State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left a 20-year-old Lafayette man dead.
The shooting occurred just before 3 p.m. Tuesday, when a deputy with the Lafayette City Marshal’s Office shot Devante Brown after Brown produced a handgun and exchanged gunfire with the deputy, according to Trooper Stephen Hammons, spokesman for the State Police.
Brown was a suspect in a narcotics transaction that had just taken place, Hammons said.
Brown fled on foot and was chased into the 100 block of Shamrock Drive by Lafayette police officers, Hammons said.
The deputy marshal found Brown in the area after the deputy responded to a call for assistance from the police, Hammons said.
During the exchange of gunfire, Brown was struck multiple times. He later died from his injuries, Hammons said.
The deputy marshal, whose name was not released, was not injured, Hammons said.
Lafayette City Marshal Earl “Nickey” Picard deferred all questions about the incident to State Police.