Police ID suspect & officers in officer-involved shooting

Police ID suspect & officers in officer-involved shooting
Kevin L. Knight (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office Sex Offender Registry)
Kevin L. Knight (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office Sex Offender Registry)
(Source: WAFB)
(Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The suspect involved in the officer-involved shooting that happened Saturday night has been identified as 28-year-old Kevin Knight of Baton Rouge.

The shooting happened in the 5200 block of Jackson Avenue just before 10 p.m. Saturday night.

Authorities say 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.

Police reports say 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. Knight was shot multiple times in the torso area, but is expected to survive.

He will be booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison once he is released from the hospital.

Knight is a registered sex offender, according to court documents. He pleaded guilty to two counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile in 2012. He was sentenced to 10 years of hard labor for each count to run concurrent. Judge Richard Moore suspended the sentence, however, and Knight was placed on five years probation in February 2012.

Knight also pleaded guilty to illegal carrying of weapons and drugs in June 2012 for an incident that happened on Sept. 23, 2011. He was sentenced to six months probation an each count. His probation was terminated on Nov. 19, 2012.

Six officers were put on administrative leave with pay after the shooting. Late Monday afternoon, Baton Rouge Police released the names of the officers involved. They are:

Paul Brown, 8-year veteran
James Crisler, 3-year veteran
Howie Lake, 2-year veteran
Sirtelli Dorsey, Todd Thomas, Curtis Wilson recently graduated from the academy and were assigned with the above veteran officers at the time of the shooting.

All are currently assigned to the Uniform Patrol Bureau.

"We're going to make contact with the officers. Get their side of the story. We're going to review all aspects to this particular case so we can find out exactly what happened," said Cpl. L'jean McKneely, Baton Rouge Police Dept.

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