Baton Rouge Officer On Paid Leave After Shooting
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Baton Rouge police are continuing to investigate an officer's shooting of a man who allegedly tried to grab the officer's gun during a drunken-driving arrest.
Police Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. says Monday that 27-year-old Derek Brent Davis of Baton Rouge is expected to survive after being critically wounded. Coppola would not disclose the name of the Baton Rouge-area hospital where Davis was taken.
Coppola says Davis tried to grab officer Matthew Jackson's gun while threatening Jackson's life during the arrest shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday. Coppola says the fifth-year officer has been on paid administrative leave since the shooting.
Coppola says Davis was arrested on suspicion of driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The police spokesman says Davis also is wanted on fugitive charges of simple burglary from Livingston Parish.