BRPD OIS Palms Apartments Update

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

November 14, 2017 - As the investigation into last night’s shooting continues, the deceased has been identified as 24 year old Calvin Toney of Baton Rouge.

Investigators have learned that a social worker from the Department of Child and Family Services was conducting an investigation into possible child abuse allegations committed by Toney. Due to the nature of the allegations and previous history involving Toney, the case worker requested an escort from the Baton Rouge Police Department. Shortly after the case worker and a BRPD officer made contact with Toney, he attempted to flee on foot. A lengthy struggle ensued between Toney and the officer, during which the officer tased Toney multiple times.

During the altercation, the officer fired a single shot from his duty weapon striking Toney in the chest.

After being shot, Toney fled and was later taken into custody by the officer. While taking Toney into custody, he remained non-compliant and was placed into handcuffs for safety reasons.

Toney remained alert as he was provided medical attention by responding officers. After EMS arrived, officers removed the handcuffs from Toney so paramedics could render aid. Toney was later pronounced deceased at the scene. The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office released their autopsy findings in a report, which stated that Toney was shot one time in the chest.

Investigators have obtained body camera and surveillance footage, as well as witness statements and 911 calls which are all currently being reviewed. This incident remains under investigation. There are no further updates at this time.

Contributed by S/T Bryan Lee, Louisiana State Police, Public Affairs Section – Troop A.