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Louisiana Cop Arrested, Charged In The Killing Of Unarmed Black Man



Shreveport Police officer arrested in the death of Alonzo Bagley

A Louisiana police officer has been arrested and charged with negligent homicide for fatally shooting an unarmed Black man earlier this month.

According to local authorities, Shreveport Police Officer Alexander Tyler, 23, was responding to a domestic disturbance on Feb. 3 when he shot and killed 43-year-old Alonzo Sentell Bagley, who posed no threat to the officer.

Tyler reportedly arrived on the scene on Feb. 3 around 10:51 p.m., Bagley said he was going to take care of his dog before he jumped over a railing on the apartment balcony. As Bagley ran from the building parking lot, Tyler and an additional officer chased after him.

Body camera footage shows Tyler fired one shot that struck Bagley in the chest.

“Oh God, you shot me,” Bagley can be heard saying.

Tyler tried to administer aid to Bagley, who slumped to the ground after being shot in the video footage.

Bagley was then transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead around 11:30 p.m., according to local news outlet Shreveport Times.

Following the shooting, Tyler made “multiple statements claiming the suspect came toward him and he could not see his hands,” according to court documents by state police, but no weapons were found in Bagley’s possession, according to court documents.

Tyler was booked at the Caddo Correctional Center Thursday and was released on a $25,000 bond, Shreveport Times reported.

Bagley’s family, who is being represented by attorney Ron Haley, has filed a $10 million lawsuit against Tyler.

“Alonzo was just so, so scared,” Haley told the Shreveport Times. “Everyone at the scene, including the perpetrator Alexander Tyler, knew Mr. Bagley should not have been shot that night.”

Watch the report below from local station NBC 6.


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