BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The Baton Rouge Police Department says a call about an emotionally disturbed person led to an officer-involved shooting on Saturday.
Officers responded to the Hub Apartments on Highland Road and heard gunshots when they arrived after 7 p.m. BRPD says the suspect, an unidentified 25-year-old male, disregarded their verbal commands and pointed his gun at officers.
The suspect was struck in the upper body when police fired at him. Police say the suspect was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. One officer was minorly injured.
Two officers have been placed on administrative leave, according to the police.
This is an open investigation.