Ten­sions high af­ter po­lice shoot­ing

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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.

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