Police release new videos from deadly shooting, say suspect pointed weapon at officers
BATON ROUGE - A man was shot and killed in a Tigerland apartment after he pointed a weapon at officers, Police Chief Murphy Paul said Monday.
Representatives with the Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) report that the shooting took place around 1:35 a.m. within the 4700 block of Tigerland Avenue.
Police released a statement regarding the deadly encounter Monday morning, saying they were in the area searching for Vincent Harris, who was wanted on charges related to a violent attack involving a machete which sent his girlfriend to the hospital.
During their search, police said Harris pointed a weapon at officers from inside an apartment, prompting them to open fire. The department released a portion of the body cam video from the encounter which appeared to show Harris pointing a firearm at police from inside the apartment.
According to authorities, four officers have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. This is in harmony with standard procedure following an officer-involved shooting.
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Representatives with the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office report that an autopsy of Harris is expected to take place Tuesday. After the autopsy is completed, the coroner's findings will be announced.
At this time, BRPD says their investigation into the incident remains ongoing.
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