Man shot by BRPD on Acadian Thruway identified
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left the passenger of a car dead after a traffic stop late Tuesday night.
Around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, a Baton Rouge Police officer pulled the driver of a car over in the 1200 block of S. Acadian Thruway just south of Claycut Road.
"During the course of that traffic stop, the passenger exited the vehicle holding a gun, and the officer fired on that passenger," LSP Trooper Bryan Lee said.
Lee spoke on behalf of State Police, the agency investigating the shooting since it involved a police officer.
The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner William "Beau" Clark identified the passenger as 35-year-old Jordan Frazier.
No officers were injured during the incident.
State Police investigators are interviewing the driver of the car involved in the traffic stop. That person was not injured.
More is expected to be released Wednesday. Check back for updates.
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