A Lafayette man was shot and injured late Tuesday during a robbery outside the South Point apartment complex on Verot School Road.

The victim told police he was walking to his car when a gun-wielding man approached him and tried to rob him, according to the Lafayette Police Department.

After a brief struggle, the robber shot the victim once, stole from his pockets and ran off, police said.

The victim is in stable condition at an area hospital.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Lafayette Police Department or the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at (337) 232-TIPS.