FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2023
Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Investigators have identified the shooter in Sunday night’s incident that occurred in the parking lot of La Bamba Bar, that left one person injured. The suspect responsible for shooting the victim has been identified as Deiondre Solomon, 28, of Lafayette, LA. The victim is recovering from a single gunshot wound and expected to make a full recovery.
At this time the Louisiana State Police is currently investigating an Officer Involved Shooting involving a Lafayette Police Department Officer and the suspect. As standard protocol, the involved officer has been placed on administration leave, as per departmental policy, while Louisiana State Police conduct their investigation. Due to the sensitive nature of these investigations, time and due diligence is needed to gather all the facts and evidence in order to have the most accurate depiction of the events that occurred.
Moving forward, we will continue to be transparent and provide updated information as it becomes available. The preservation of life is at the upmost forefront for the Lafayette Police Department, and community cooperation and support is needed to accurately resolve these investigations.