Police: Man shot trying to flee robbers

Lafayette police said a man was robbed at gunpoint Friday night about 20 minutes after he posted a picture of himself holding cash on a social media website.

The robbery happened at a hair salon in the 1300 block of 12th Street about 11:40 p.m., said Cpl. Paul Mouton, a police spokesman.

Shortly after the man posted the picture of himself online — police would not release the specific website — two men entered the shop armed with handguns, Mouton said.

As the man who posted the picture fled toward the back of the shop, one of the men who had just entered fired multiple gunshots, striking the fleeing man once in the back, Mouton said.

The injured man, no age available, was in stable condition at a hospital on Saturday afternoon, Mouton said.

The two men left the hair shop Friday night on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. During the robbery, the two men wore black clothing with white T-shirts covering their faces, Mouton said.

Police ask anyone with information about this incident to call them or Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-8477.