BATON ROUGE, La. (WVLA) - One man is dead after being shot by a Baton Rouge Police officer at the Palms Apartments on McClelland Drive Monday evening.
According to Louisiana State Police, the shooting happened just after 6:00 p.m. as a Baton Rouge Police Officer was assisting a Department of Children and Family services case worker with an investigation.
According to State Police, the escorting officer was involved in an altercation with the suspect, leading to the officer shooting and killing the suspect. The suspect was pronounced dead on the scene. The officer sustained minor injuries.
Officials say the officer was wearing a body camera at the time of the shooting. Officials vehemently deny reports that the suspect was handcuffed at the time of the shooting.
According to The Advocate, East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore says investigators are already reviewing the body camera footage, and he stated the struggle between the officer and the suspect lasted "many minutes".
The identity of the person who was killed has not been released.
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