Baton Rouge Police investigate shooting involving officers

Baton Rouge Police investigate shooting involving officers

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a shooting that involved several officers. The shooting happened in the 5200 block of Jackson Avenue just before 10:00 pm Saturday night.

Authorities say that officers were responding to reports of a domestic disturbance in the area. While investigating the incident the suspect drove by, attempting to elude the officers. He then lost control of the vehicle and ran into a house in the 5100 block of Washington Avenue.

After the suspect crashed his vehicle he began shooting at the officers while attempting to flee on foot. The officers returned gunfire and shot the suspect several times. He was apprehended and taken to a local hospital for treatment. He will be booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison once he is released from the hospital.

Six officers were placed on Administration Leave, per standard departmental procedure. The investigation is ongoing.

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