Posted: Aug 6, 2011 9:43 AM by Romni DiJohn
Updated: Aug 6, 2011 9:43 AM
BATON ROUGE- Four Baton Rouge police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave for their involvement in a shooting in West Baton Rouge Friday night.
Around 11 p.m. Friday, an officer attempted to pull over a violator on Airline Highway near Florida Blvd. The driver would not pull over, so police followed the man north on Airline across the Old Mississippi River Bridge into West Baton Rouge.
West Baton Rouge coroner's investigator, Yancy Guerin, identified the suspect as 48-year old Darryl Parault.
Parault, from Jarreau, eventually pulled over and officers ordered him out of the car.
Police said when Parault got out he had a gun in his hand. After refusing to drop the gun, all four officers shot at him.
Parault died at the scene.
It is standard procedure to put an officer involved in a shooting on paid administrative leave.
The shooting is still under investigation by state police.