Man shot by officer during traffic stop booked
BATON ROUGE- A man police said was shot while trying to grab the gun of a police officer during a traffic stop in August was released from the hospital and booked into parish prison Thursday afternoon.
Derek Davis, 27, faces numerous charges including battery and resisting an officer along with DWI and fugitive charges for simple burglary in Livingston Parish. In all, Davis faces seven charges.
Police said Officer Matthew Jackson attempted to arrest Davis after failing a sobriety test. At some point, Davis reportedly reached for Matthews' weapon and that's when Matthews shot Davis.
"The suspect attempted to disarm the officer as well as making threats to the officer's life," department spokesman Don Coppola said in a previous interview with WBRZ News 2.
You can read more about the traffic stop and subsequent shooting on Morning Glory Avenue by clicking HERE.
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