LSP: Armed fugitive wanted on felony warrants killed during confrontation with US Marshals

Louisiana State Police said a man wanted on several felony warrants was killed during an armed confrontation with US Marshals in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Published: Sep. 29, 2022 at 8:12 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 29, 2022 at 8:46 PM CDT
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EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, La. (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police said a man wanted on several felony warrants was killed during an armed confrontation with US Marshals in East Baton Rouge Parish on Thursday, Sept. 29.

Troopers said the US Marshals Task Force was searching for David Gerard Jones, 51, of Baton Rouge, when he was spotted in a residential neighborhood near Baker driving a black Toyota Venza around 7 a.m. They added Jones tried to get away and intentionally crashed into a law enforcement officer’s vehicle.

A man was shot and killed as U.S. Marshals were searching for a fugitive around 7 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, in East Baton Rouge Parish, officials said.

He then got out of the vehicle and fired multiple rounds at task force members, according to LSP. Investigators said Jones then tried to get away by running through neighborhood yards but officers caught up with him in the driveway of one of the homes, where he again confronted officers with a pistol.

LSP said officers fired at Jones and he was hit multiple times. He died on the scene from his injuries, officials said. They added no officers were injured.

Court documents show Jones was wanted on charges of home invasion, domestic abuse battery - child endangerment, aggravated battery, and possession of a firearm or carrying concealed weapon by a person convicted of certain felonies.

The arrest warrant showed the charges stemmed from Jones reportedly forcing himself into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment on Sept. 23 and pistol-whipping her while children were present.

The warrant added Jones was on parole for first-degree robbery and four counts of armed robbery at the time of the home invasion.

The investigation into the shooting death of Jones is ongoing.

Troopers said once their investigation is complete, all findings will be delivered to the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s Office.

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