UPDATE: Surveillance photo released in convenience store shooting

Photo Credit: Lafayette Police Department

Lafayette Police have released a surveillance picture of the gunman who shot a clerk inside a Carmel Drive convenience store Friday evening.

Police say around 8:30 p.m. they responded to an armed robbery at the Stop & Buy store at 908 Carmel Drive.  According to investigators, a male suspect entered the business armed with a handgun and shot the clerk three times during an encounter.

Police say the suspect then stole an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the area.  The clerk was transported to an area hospital and remains in critical condition.

Anyone with informaton about the robbery is urged to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.