A man running from authorities was shot and wounded by Lafayette police and another man was arrested in a roundup in the city Saturday, officials said.
Four additional men were detained for questioning after officers captured a wanted suspect in the 100 block of Sonny Street around 6 p.m., said Lafayette Police spokesman Cpl. Paul Mouton.
The incident began when officers approached Robert Stewart, 37, of Lafayette, who was wanted on a city court warrant for driving while intoxicated. As authorities arrived, one individual among a group of six men standing outside began running and an officer chased after him, Mouton said.
The man had a pistol but refused to drop the weapon, Mouton said, so the officer fired at least two shots at him in the 200 block of Soulier Street.
The suspect, 22-year-old Kevin Lewis, of Lafayette, was struck before being arrested. The firearm had been tied to Lewis’ arm and had to be cut free by officers, Mouton said. Listed in stable condition, Lewis will face criminal charges once he is released from a local hospital, Mouton said.
Stewart was arrested and faces new counts of illegal concealment of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm.
The four other men may face charges, Mouton said. The officer involved in the shooting is being placed on paid administrative leave, according to department policy, and is not being identified.
The investigation into the case is ongoing.