Troopers investigate deadly officer-involved shooting after bank robbery

Published: Oct. 1, 2012 at 3:13 PM CDT
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Source: KLFY-TV in Lafayette, LA
Source: KLFY-TV in Lafayette, LA

LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) - A man is dead after allegedly robbing a bank and leading police on a chase that ended with him being shot by them.

The man who was shot and killed was identified as Thomas Helvik, 41, of Port Allen.

The Louisiana State Police said Helvik reportedly robbed the Home Bank on Ambassador Caffery Boulevard in Lafayette around 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Police chased the gold Ford F-250 he was driving.

LPD said he eventually drove off the road, into a field and hit a fence.

LSP said the officers reported shots were fired and Helvik was hit.

He died at the scene.

Troopers were called in to investigate the shooting since it involved police officers.

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