Political News

Officer in Louisiana fatally shoots man during traffic stop

Posted June 16

— Louisiana police say an officer who fatal shot an armed passenger at a traffic stop is on paid administrative leave.

Baton Rouge police Cpl. L'Jean McKneely Jr. said in a news release Friday that Officer Yuseff Hamadeh was put on leave immediately after the shooting late Tuesday.

Police spokesman McKneely says Hamadeh has been with the department for a year.

State police said Wednesday that a passenger got out of a car at the traffic stop with a gun.

McKneely says the case is still being investigated.


Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all