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Domestic call results in shooting

4 years 10 months 3 days ago Sunday, December 14 2014 Dec 14, 2014 December 14, 2014 12:34 PM December 14, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Erin McWilliams

BATON ROUGE - Six BRPD officers are on administrative leave after an officer-involved shooting Saturday night.

Baton Rouge Police spokesperson Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said officers responded to a domestic disturbance complaint after 9:30 p.m. on Jackson Ave.

The suspect involved fled the scene by vehicle but lost control and struck a house about a block away on Washington Ave. 

After exiting the vehicle the suspect began shooting at officers. Police shot back, striking the suspect multiple times.

He was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries, according to BRPD.

Following his release from the hospital the suspect will be jailed at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

Police say there were no other injuries.

Cpl. McKneely said at least two new officers from last month's graduating class were involved in the shootout while riding with experienced officers. As part of their training, new officers will ride-along in all districts for the next four months.

All guns have been collected from the officers on scene and are being analyzed to determine who fired their weapon.

It is policy to put officers on administrative leave after being involved in a shooting.  The investigation is ongoing.

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