Patrick Neil Comeaux

Patrick Neil Comeaux

A Lafayette man was arrested Friday after leading officers on a chase, then ramming a police vehicle, Lafayette police said. 

Patrick Comeaux, 28, is accused of leading the officer on a chase that ended with the officer discharging his gun.

The incident began in the 200 block of Meadow Farm Road, where police were dispatched for a report of a vehicle burglary in progress. Police said the suspect fled in a vehicle at high speed rate of speed, with officers in pursuit.

The chase eventually was stopped due to safety concerns, but the vehicle was later spotted pulling into an apartment complex in the 1000 block of Robley Drive, police said. 

When police attempted to stop the vehicle, it then sped up toward a police unit, striking it head on, police said. The driver fled on foot but was apprehended soon after.

Comeaux was taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries suffered in the crash, police said, and later booked on counts of simple burglary, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle upon a police officer, hit and run of an arrested officer and additional drug and gun counts.