The Investigators: Police dispatch tapes obtained in Alton Sterling shooting

Police dispatch tapes released in 2016
Published: Jul. 7, 2016 at 4:29 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Note: These audio files are courtesy Broadcastify

The 9News Investigators were able to obtain the police dispatch recordings from just before and just after the officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of a Baton Rouge man.

The Baton Rouge Police dispatch tapes from the night of the deadly shooting of Alton Sterling show officers were initially dispatched to the scene for a report of a man who had pulled a gun on someone.

The dispatcher tells officers they had received a call of suspicious person at 2100 North Foster. She tells officers the suspect is "on the corner" and that the person has a "gun in his pocket."

"He pulled a gun on a complainant and told him he couldn't be around there," the dispatcher said.

Shortly after officers arrived on the scene, one of them is heard telling dispatch that shots had been fired at that location.

"Shots fired, shots fired," the officer loudly announced over his police radio. He then added, "both officers ok, suspect down. I need EMS Code 3."

Code 3 is the most urgent of Baton Rouge police codes and means that a very quick response, with lights and sirens, is being requested.


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