LCPD releases name of officer involved in officer-involved shooting

LCPD releases name of officer involved in officer-involved shooting
The Southwest Louisiana Community Coalition for Action and the Baptist Ministers' Union are asking the city and law enforcement to be transparent in the investigation into the death of Juston Landry, the 26-year-old Lake Charles man killed in an officer-involved shooting last week.

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Lake Charles Police Chief Shawn Caldwell has released the name of the officer involved in the Jan. 11 fatal shooting of Juston Joseph Landry.

Caldwell said in a news release that the police officer was Jonathan Landrum, who has been with the Lake Charles Police Department since 2015 and is with the patrol division. Landrum is on administrative leave, per department policy and Louisiana civil service law.

Caldwell directed all further requests for information to Louisiana State Police, which is investigating the shooting.

Landry was killed on Martin Luther King Hwy. on Jan. 11, by a police officer responding to a report of a man threatening another with a gun, authorities said. Police were called to the RaceWay gas station in the 1200 block of MLK Hwy. The officer located Landry about a block away. The shooting took place in the 1000 block of MLK, near the intersection with Pineview Street.

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