BRPD shooting: Update says gun stolen from Ascension Parish

Greg Fischer Editor-in-chief
Crime scene photos of the weapon and narcotics recovered from the scene.

Here is the latest report from La. State Police on Baton Rouge officer-involved shooting June 13: 

Update: June 16, 2017

The Louisiana State Police continues to investigate the BRPD officer-involved shooting on Acadian Thruway in Baton Rouge. BRPD Officers stated that the traffic stop was initiated due to a vehicle equipment violation.

Officer statements indicate that the suspect immediately exited the passenger side with the gun, began to flee and turned pointing the gun towards the officer who was giving verbal commands. The suspect was armed with a stolen Ruger .22 caliber semi-automatic long barrel pistol. The gun was confirmed stolen out of Ascension Parish.

Additionally, the suspect was in possession of suspected ecstasy. State Police was notified yesterday by the coroner that 2 rounds traversed from rear to front of the suspect's torso and 1 struck his leg. Investigative elements of the case continue including ballistics, trajectory, toxicology, DNA analysis and additional interviews if warranted.

Original Release: June 14, 2017

On June 13, 2017 shortly before 11:30 pm, officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department were involved in a shooting in the 1200 block of Acadian Thruway. In accordance with the MOU between the Baton Rouge Police Department and the Louisiana State Police, Troopers were called to investigate the incident.

Troopers from the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation responded to the scene of the officer involved shooting where preliminary investigation revealed that BRPD officers were conducting a traffic stop. During the course of the traffic stop, a passenger exited the vehicle holding a gun and was shot by a BRPD officer. No officers were injured and the suspect died at the scene.

Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A and the LSP Crime Lab were called to the scene to assist with the investigation and will work to gather all of the facts surrounding the incident.

This is still an active investigation.