Tensions high after police shooting
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Dozens of people, many shouting angrily at officers, gathered at the scene of a fatal Louisiana police shooting Monday night.
A Baton Rouge police officer was escorting a state Department of Children and Family Services case worker visiting an apartment complex when he got into a struggle with the man, who was shot and killed, Louisiana State Police spokesman Trooper Bryan Lee said. The officer suffered minor injuries.
State police were called in to investigate the shooting, Lee said, and were still interviewing witnesses. He didn’t know whether the slain man was involved in the DFACS worker’s case.
Police tape covered the entrance to the complex in northern Baton Rouge, and about 100 people gathered on other side, some yelling “Black lives matter,” and “No justice, no peace.” Officials did not release the names, ages or races of the officer and the man he shot Monday night.