Man killed by police in Metairie pointed gun at officers after being tazed, LSP says
METAIRIE, La. (WVUE) - One man is dead after reportedly pointing a gun at multiple officers following a foot chase in Metairie.
According to Louisiana State Police, the shooting happened just before 10 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21.
In a release sent out Monday afternoon, police said multiple agencies were assisting with traffic control at the intersection of Airline Highway and Severn Avenue while the stop light was being repaired. Several drivers stopped and told police they saw a man walking with a gun near Causeway Boulevard.
Police say the man, identified as 52-year-old Jabari Farafiai Asante-Chioke of Laplace, had a gun in one hand and a knife in the other hand. When officers tried to make contact, he ran away.
During the pursuit, officers asked the man to drop his weapons multiple times before discharging a taser, which they say was ineffective.
The man reportedly continued to ignore police and pointed the gun in their direction.
LSP says a trooper and two East Jefferson Levee District Officers fired at the man, striking him. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
No troopers or officers were injured.
The investigation is ongoing.
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