Man killed attempting to steal car in Lafayette

A man was shot and while he attempted to steal a vehicle while the owner was standing outside of it Thursday morning, police say.

According to a press release from the Lafayette Police Department, the incident, which took place in a business parking lot on the 1700 block of Northeast Evangeline Thruway, was ruled a justifiable homicide.

The subject, an unidentified while male, attempted to steal a vehicle while the owner was standing outside, preoccupied. The subject and the vehicle owner engaged in a violent struggle, during which the vehicle owner shot and killed the subject.

No charges will be filed against the vehicle owner.

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