Suspect identified in BRPD officer-involved shooting

Suspect identified in BR officer involved shooting

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Officials have released the name of the suspect who was shot multiple times in an early-morning shooting that involved a Baton Rouge police officer. The incident happened Sunday just after 1:00 a.m. in the 3200 block of Morning Glory Avenue.

According to Cpl. Don Coppola, 27-year-old Derek Brent Davis of Baton Rouge is in stable condition and expected to survive, despite being shot multiple times in the upper torso. Coppola reports that Davis is facing simple burglary charges from Livingston Parish, and other charges relating to Sunday's incident.

Authorities say the officer was attempting to place Davis under arrest for driving while intoxicated. Davis allegedly resisted arrest and got into a physical altercation with the officer. Coppola said Davis then tried to take the officer's weapon while also threatening his life. Fearing for his life, the officer drew his weapon and shot Davis several times, incapacitating him.

Davis was taken to a local hospital. The officer, who is a five-year veteran of the department, was placed on paid administrative leave while this incident remains under investigation.

Davis has been booked into EBR Parish Prison on at least five different occasions on a variety of charges. In October 2013, he was charged with breaking into two Baton Rouge businesses.

Copyright 2014 WAFB. All rights reserved.