A man shot dead by a Baton Rouge police officer during a struggle at an apartment complex has been identified as 23-year-old Calvin Toney, Louisiana State Police Master Trooper Bryan Lee said on Tuesday morning.
According to State Police, the escorting officer was involved in an altercation with the suspect, leading to the officer shooting and killing the suspect.
As police began their investigation evening, a crowd gathered around the crime scene tape.
East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore III said a stun gun was deployed at least once during the struggle before the shooting, but he couldn't specify how many times it was used or who fired it.
Among the 2016 shootings was Alton Sterling, the 37-year-old black man killed by police outside a Baton Rouge mini-market where he was selling homemade CDs. The officer sustained minor injuries.
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.
Authorities would not say if investigators recovered any weapons at the scene. They also worked to dispel a rumor that quickly spread on social media following the shooting.
State police were called in to investigate the shooting, Lee said, and talked to witnesses.
"The emotions are extremely high", Marcelle said. "What's so vitally important is that we keep the lines of communication open with the community".
Details of the DCFS investigation were also not released Monday. Video was not released Monday.
As mayor-president of this city and parish, I am closely monitoring the Baton Rouge Police Department officer-involved shooting that took place tonight.
"We're still collecting evidence at this point", a State Police spokesperson said during a news conference at 10:00 Monday night. I ask that the community withhold judgement on this incident until the LSP concludes its work.