UPDATE (10/3/17): Louisiana State Police have released the name of the driver involved in Monday evening’s fatal officer involved shooting.
Investigators have identified the driver as 22-year-old Marquinton T. Brooks of Monroe.
This investigation remains active and ongoing.
We will continue to update this article as more information becomes available.
UPDATE (10/3/2017): According to our partners at The News-Star, one man is dead following a deputy-involved shooting in west Ouachita Parish on Monday afternoon and a second man is facing multiple charges.
An arrest affidavit filed in Fourth Judicial District Court on Tuesday indicates that the sheriff’s office Special Crimes Apprehension Team initiated a traffic stop on a Chrysler van around 5:36 p.m. at Louisiana 3033 and Guyton Road.
The warrant states deputies approached the vehicle –one on the driver’s side and one on the passenger’s side. The driver reportedly would not comply with commands and attempted to drive away.
When the deputy on the driver’s side attempted to reach inside and stop the vehicle, the warrant states the driver drove away until the deputy was able to stop the van.
Per the report, the deputy on the passenger side ran around the van to help and the passenger, later identified as William F. Underwood, 35, left the van and ran.
Deputies attempted to use a stun gun on the driver with negative results. Per the warrant, the driver then pulled a gun from his waistband, and one of the deputies fired his duty weapon, hitting the driver who died from his injuries.
The Criminal Investigation Division of Louisiana State Police Troop F filed the warrant, which features a statement from a witness in the van that supports the account provided by deputies of the incident.
Per the report, the witness saw Underwood put a gun in his backpack before the traffic stop. The witness also said the driver refused to comply with commands and fought with deputies. They said the driver did grab a gun from his waistband before being shot.
The investigation into the shooting by Louisiana State Police is ongoing, and the name of the driver of the vehicle is expected to be released Tuesday.
Read more at The News-Star.
UPDATE (10:47 P.M. 10/2/2017)
Authorities continue to investigate an officer involved shooting that claimed the life of a man.
On October 2, 2017, at approximately 6:00 p.m. Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation/Monroe Field Office (LSP MFO) was contacted by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office in reference to an officer involved shooting in West Monroe, LA. LSP MFO was requested to investigate a shooting involving the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Department.
The preliminary investigation revealed at approximately 5:30 p.m., the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle on Guyton Rd at LA 3033. At some point during this traffic stop the driver was shot and killed.
No one else was injured during this incident.
A portion of Highway 3033 was closed to traffic while officials worked. That area of roadway has since been re-opened.
The investigation remains active and ongoing.
There is no more information available at this time.
PREVIOUS STORY (8:00 P.M. 10/2/2017): Louisiana State Police have confirmed they are investigating an officer involved shooting.
A portion of Highway 3033 is closed off as officials work the scene.
Details are still limited at this time.
There is no word on the condition of the suspect.
The officer involved has not been identified.
We are continuing to follow this story and will update this article as more information becomes available.
PREVIOUS STORY (6:56 P.M. 10/2/2017):
The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently on scene of a possible shooting in West Monroe.
The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Monday, October 2, 2017 at Highway 3033 (Cheniere Dam Rd) and Guyton Road.
Authorities have not yet confirmed there was a shooting but bystanders tell us that is what they are hearing.
We are told the investigation has been taken over by Louisiana State Police.
Details are limited at this time.
We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.