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Man fatally shot by BR police officer; officials confirm identity of officer involved

Calvin Toney (Source: Facebook) Calvin Toney (Source: Facebook)
Calvin Toney (Source: Facebook) Calvin Toney (Source: Facebook)
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A man was shot and killed by a Baton Rouge police officer Monday night at the Palms Apartments on McClleland Drive.

Troopers with Louisiana State Police say the man who was killed during a struggle Monday evening was under investigation by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) for child abuse allegations.

Early Tuesday morning, family members identified the man as Calvin Toney. LSP later confirmed the 24-year-old's identity. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office.

The preliminary autopsy report states Toney died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

The Baton Rouge Police Department identified the officer involved in the incident Tuesday night. The officer has been identified as Darrell Carter, 32, who is on uniform patrol and has been with the department for two and a half years.

LSP says the trouble started at the Palms Apartments on McClelland Drive just after 6 p.m. when officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department were asked to escort a DCFS caseworker to the complex. LSP says Carter escorted the caseworker due to the nature of the allegations against Toney and his personal history.

"During the course of that investigation, a struggle ensued with officers and the suspect," said Sr. Tpr. Bryan Lee with LSP Troop A. "The suspect was shot and killed during that struggle."

It is standard procedure to have LSP investigate a shooting involving a police officer. Troopers would not say whether Toney had a gun, but authorities did confirm that the struggle lasted several minutes and that Toney was “tased” multiple times before being shot. They also worked to dispel a rumor that quickly spread on social media following the shooting.

"Our preliminary investigation shows the suspect was NOT handcuffed at the time he was shot," Lee explained.

Investigators say Carter suffered only a minor injury. They added he was wearing a body camera and that footage is being reviewed. Moore said Tuesday that witnesses are still being interviewed. He added he did not know when police body cam footage would be released, but it would not be Tuesday.

"The added value of body cameras for officers certainly will help in situations like this," said Mayor Sharon Weston Broome.

"It's a lot of high emotion out here, a lot of mixed views on exactly what happened," state Rep. C. Denise Marcelle added.

She spoke to a large crowd that gathered near the scene.

"As you see, the crowd is very anxious - emotions are running very high. And, I've been trying to keep them as calm as possible," Marcelle said.

The new head of LSP urged calm as his agency looks into what happened.

"Our message to the community is to trust us,” Col. Kevin Reeves, superintendent of LSP, said. "Allow us to do a complete investigation and bear out what the facts may be. And, we'll certainly give that to the public."

The LSP Crime Lab, the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation, and the District Attorney's Office were all called out to the scene to investigate and interview witnesses.

"Truth and transparency will be at the top of any investigation," Broome added.

Broome also wanted to assure the public that she will be monitoring the investigation and that she will call for transparency throughout the process.

Broome also released a statement Monday night in response to the shooting. The statement reads:

As mayor-president of this city and parish, I am closely monitoring the Baton Rouge Police Department officer-involved shooting that took place tonight. Per protocol, the Louisiana State Police is investigating this case. I am sure that the LSP will demonstrate the highest level of transparency throughout this investigation. I ask that the community withhold judgement on this incident until the LSP concludes its work.

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