Lafayette, La. — Authorities say a Louisiana police officer was fatally shot in the line of duty.
Louisiana State Police Master Trooper Brooks David says the unidentified Lafayette officer was killed late Sunday after responding to a call about a shooting at a Big Boy convenience store.
David says the suspect started a shootout when the officer arrived.
He says two other people were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigators did not immediately release the identities of the officer or suspect.
The Big Boy is located in front of a federally subsidized apartment complex in a neighborhood of stores and apartments.
Lafayette is a city-parish of about 125,000, about 120 miles west of New Orleans.
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