Teen fatally shot by Breaux Bridge police

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Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:57 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: breaux bridge, police, shooting, teen, investigation, darnesha harris, wbrz, louisiana

BREAUX BRIDGE - State police continue to investigate a shooting involving a Breaux Bridge police officer.

Troopers say officers were dispatched to a disturbance Sunday night.

As officers arrived to the scene, they say 17-year-old female, Darnesha Harris was driving a car toward their unit.

Police say Harris struck the front of the officers unit, then she placed the vehicle in reverse and struck a parked car on the roadway. After hitting the parked car Harris drove forward, traveled through a ditch, struck a bystander and a parked car in a driveway.

Troopers tell The Advertiser one of the responding officers discharged his weapon striking Harris. Harris was taken to a local hospital where she later died as a result of her injuries.

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