BATON ROUGE, La. – A person killed by a Baton Rouge police officer had tried to run when confronted throughout a toddler abuse investigation, fought with the officer and stored resisting after being shot, authorities stated Tuesday.
The Louisiana State Police stated 24-yr-previous Calvin Toney “tried to flee on foot” when a state baby welfare case employee and the town officer confirmed up Monday night at an condominium complicated and had a “prolonged wrestle” with the officer, who used a stun gun on Toney a number of occasions.
“After being shot, Toney fled and was later taken into custody by the officer. Whereas taking Toney into custody, he remained non-compliant and was positioned into handcuffs for security causes,” the state police stated in a press release from Senior Trooper Bryan Lee.
Toney was alert and receiving medical consideration from police when paramedics arrived, and his handcuffs have been then eliminated, Lee stated.
Toney died of a single gunshot wound to the chest, in line with the native coroner’s workplace, which launched preliminary outcomes of an post-mortem carried out Tuesday.
The officer, who has not been recognized, suffered minor accidents, Lee stated.
The capturing stays underneath investigation by the state police. Footage from the officer’s physique digital camera and surveillance video from the condominium complicated have been being reviewed Tuesday by the state police, who stated investigators additionally continued questioning witnesses. Not one of the video footage was launched to the general public.