Investigative Unit uncovers new information in officer-involved shooting
BATON ROUGE - Search warrants were filed Monday in connection with an officer-involved shooting where Baton Rouge Police officers shot two men during an altercation in a parking lot last week.
The WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit learned Thomas Fefee and Justin Fefee were arrested after police say one of them used a 2006 Mercedes E-350 as a weapon and tried to run over officers at the end of a police chase. The altercation began in the northern part of the city when the driver failed to pull over for a Department of Public Safety officer who noticed a light out on the vehicle. It is not clear which Fefee police believe was driving.
When officers surrounded the Mercedes in a parking lot near the intersection of Perkins and Acadian, "the driver... drove the vehicle towards the officer's direction nearly striking several officers," a search warrant reports. "The officers fearing for their safety fired their duty weapons," it continues.
Sources told WBRZ News 2, police fired eighteen shots.
The search warrant also stated there were two guns in the car and police want the warrant to look further inside the vehicle.
Thomas Fefee's record includes five arrests dating back to 2007. He was most recently released from jail a day before the shooting. Justin Fefee's record includes two arrests.
Both men are in the hospital from injuries sustained in the shooting and under heavy security. Five officers are on paid leave, a standard procedure in an officer-involved shooting.
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