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Zachary man's death 'unknown' after being tased

1 year 5 months 1 week ago June 21, 2015 Jun 21, 2015 Sunday, June 21 2015 June 21, 2015 10:17 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Ambria Washington

BATON ROUGE - Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a man to die after he was tased by police Saturday morning.

Baton Rouge police responded to a call on the the 9900 block of Avenue C right across Southern's campus.

Police said they responded to two people fighting. When they got to the scene, police said 32- year- old Kevin Bajoie was found lying on his back. When they approached him, police said he jumped up and attempted to attack the officer.

"Two other officers, which also arrived on scene noticed this unprovoked, erratic behavior by this individual so they evoked less lethal force by using their taser," Baton Rouge police spokesperson Don Coppola.

Police said three officers were on scene at that time. Police said they followed protocols and called EMS after the suspect was tased.

"EMS felt because of this individual's unprovoked, aggression toward the officer along with his erratic behavior they decided that he need to be transported," said Coppola.

George Gilmore is in shock. Bajoie was his nephew.

"So I'm just over here. Thought I'd pass through and look to see where it happened," said Gilmore, Bajoie's uncle. "I don't know what happened, I just want to see where it happened."

He said he hopes the investigation reveals exactly what happened, so his family can have closure.

"Young man ... 32 years old good life ahead of him and a [tragic] death got the family and everything all torn to pieces," said Gilmore.

The two officers involved in this tasing incident are on paid administrative leave. However, police said it appears the officers followed their training in this situation. Autopsy results could show if the taser killed him.

 

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