Man shot by officer has been released from hospital

Man shot by officer has been released from hospital

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The man who was shot by a Baton Rouge Police officer while being placed under arrest was released from the hospital Thursday.

After being released, Derek Brent Davis was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of simple burglary from Livingston Parish, attempt disarming of a police officer, battery on a police officer, resisting an officer, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, DWI, and stop sign violation.

Davis was shot multiple times in the early morning of Aug. 31. The incident happened just after 1:00 a.m. in the 3200 block of Morning Glory Avenue.

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. Officials say 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.

The officer Matthew Jackson, a five-year veteran of the department, was placed on paid administrative leave while the incident was investigated.

Davis has been booked in the 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.

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