State police release name of man shot, killed by Lake Charles police officer

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The name of the man shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting early Friday morning has been released.

State police say 26-year-old Juston Joseph Landry, of Lake Charles, was pronounced dead at an area hospital. The officer was responding to a complaint of a subject threatening someone with a gun.

The shooting happened near the intersection of Martin Luther King Hwy. and Pineview Street, according to Trooper Derek Senegal, spokesman for Troop D.

Senegal said that, according to the preliminary investigation, the complaint of a subject threatening another with a gun came from the RaceWay gas station on Martin Luther King Hwy. The officer located Landry about a block away and “at some point during the encounter discharged his weapon striking the subject.”

Landry collapsed in a nearby parking lot and was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No officers were injured.

Senegal said the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations is investigating at the request of the Lake Charles Police Department.

At this time the name of the officer involved has not been released.

Senegal said the investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time.

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