(BATON ROUGE, Louisiana.) Latest: Baton Rouge police officer involved in fatal shooting was escorting an employee of (DCFS) when struggle ensued Mayor calls for calm after chants of ‘ Black Lives Don’t Matter ‘ as an investigation is underway #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Nov.14: The Baton Rouge police officer was escorting an employee from the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to the Palms apartment complex when a struggle ensued: This culminated in the fatal shooting, spokesman Bryan Lee told reporters at a news conference #AceNewsDesk reports

CNN reports https://t.co/GHP72zIXTx Baton Rouge officer involved in a fatal shooting at an apartment complex Monday, Louisiana State Police say…….Lee did not specify whether the victim was involved in the DCFS visit to the apartment complex. A large crowd gathered near the shooting scene, according to CNN affiliate WBRZ……….The Louisiana State Police Crime Lab and East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office are currently at the apartment complex investigating the incident, according to Lee……..The identities of the shooting victim and officer are not being released at this time, but Lee told reporters the officer sustained a minor injury and was wearing a body camera at the time of the shooting………Crowd now chanting “hands up, don’t shoot!” and “black lives matter!” at Palms Apts on McClelland Dr in North Baton Rouge where an officer shot and killed someone tonight @wbrz— Mark Armstrong (@TvMarkArmstrong) 2:57 AM – Nov 14, 2017 · Baton Rouge, LA ….Crowd now chanting “hands up, don’t shoot!” and “black lives matter!” at Palms Apts on McClelland Dr in North Baton Rouge where an officer shot and killed someone tonight @wbrz pic.twitter.com/FDRPt1Wfbw — Mark Armstrong (@TvMarkArmstrong) November 14, 2017…….. Shooting victim ‘not handcuffed’…..East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar C. Moore, III told reporters the victim in Monday night’s officer-involved shooting was not handcuffed at the time he was shot……..”We really are early on in this investigation, state police are here doing the job they always do,” Moore said. “From all the indications that we have, from video, from statements, that is not the case, he was not handcuffed when he shot.” ………Moore said the shooting occurred after a long struggle with officers at the apartment complex around 6 p.m. CT Monday night………A Taser was deployed an unknown number of times and there was a struggle between the victim and officers over the Taser and weapons prior to the shooting, according to Moore………..Mayor: Don’t jump to conclusions………Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome urged residents to “withhold judgment” on the shooting, asking that they instead let the Louisiana police complete its investigation……..”As mayor-president of this city and parish, I am closely monitoring the Baton Rouge Police Department officer-involved shooting that took place tonight, Weston Broom said in a statement…….”Per protocol, the Louisiana State Police (LSP) is investigating this case…….I am sure that the LSP will demonstrate the highest level of transparency throughout this investigation…..I ask that the community withhold judgment on this incident until the LSP concludes its work.”……..#AceNewsDesk reports are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News

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