UPDATE: One dead after officer-involved shooting in Lafayette

Louisiana News

WARNING: Video is explicit.

UPDATE, 10:42 a.m. Saturday: The man shot has been identified as Trayford Pellerin, 31, of Lafayette. State Police confirm Pellerin was armed with a knife. Pellerin died from his gunshot wounds at a local hospital.

ORIGINAL POST: LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — News 10 has confirmed from Lafayette Police that they are investigating a shooting at the intersection of the Evangeline Thruway and Chalmette Dr. near I-10.

State Police have also confirmed that the shooting is officer-involved. In the video above, obtained from social media, police shoot a man who appears to be carrying a knife. Between 10 and 15 shots can be heard before he falls, though the shooting itself remains off-camera.

Louisiana State Police Troop D Public Information Officer Derek Senegal said the victim of the shooting was involved in an altercation at a convenience store at the intersection. There was a foot pursuit by police prior to the shooting before the man tried to reenter the store. Senegal would not confirm if the man was carrying a knife when he was shot, claiming it was still too early in the investigation to confirm.

No other official information has been released. This is a developing story. We will update this post as information becomes available.

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