BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police said one person is dead after an officer-involved shooting during a traffic stop late Tuesday night.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner identified the man who died as Jordan Frazier, 35. He added Frazier died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Troopers reported it happened on South Acadian Thruway between Claycut Road and Broussard Street in Baton Rouge around 11:15 p.m.
According to sources, Frazier was shot at least three times - chest, arm, and leg. Witnesses reported hearing five or six shots.
Sources stated Frazier's girlfriend was driving and pulled over without any problems, but as the officer was approaching the driver, Frazier reportedly got out of the passenger side.
"The passenger exited the vehicle holding a gun and the officers fired upon that passenger," Sr. Tpr. Bryan Lee with LSP said. "The passenger was pronounced deceased and no officers were injured."
Troopers have taken over the investigation, which is routine for officer-involved shootings.
Sources said there were two officers in the police unit that initially pulled over the vehicle. They said the driver is a trainee who just graduated from the police academy and his field training officer was with him. As the training officer walked up to the driver, state police said that's when Frazier jumped out of the vehicle with a gun pointed at the officer.
Sourced added perhaps Frazier did not realize there was another officer in the police car. That officer reportedly shot Frazier multiple times.
Court records from the 19th Judicial District Court state Frazier has a criminal record.
South Acadian Thruway was shut down in both directions while investigators worked the scene. All lanes were reopened around 5:15 a.m.
According to Lee, the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab was also called to the scene to assist with the investigation.
The investigation is ongoing.