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VIDEO: Louisiana Cop Charged With Negligent Homicide For Shooting Unarmed Suspect

Shreveport, LA – Shreveport police released bodycam video of the officer-involved shooting of an unarmed man that led to negligent homicide charges against the cop who shot him (video below).

The incident occurred at about 10:50 p.m. on Feb. 3 when police responded to a domestic incident in an apartment in the Villa Norte Apartment Complex in the 1600-block of Fullerton Street in Shreveport, the Shreveport Times reported.

A woman who identified herself as 43-year-old Alonzo Bagley’s wife told the 911 operator that her husband was “loaded on something” and had threatened her and her daughter, NPR reported.

Shreveport Police Officer Alexander Tyler, 23, and another officer responded to the domestic disturbance call and when they knocked on the door, Bagley opened it holding a bottle of liquor in one hand.

Bagley told officers he needed to put his dog away and the officer told him to let his wife do it, bodycam video showed.

But Bagley ignored the officers, turned his back to them, and headed for a bedroom in the back of the apartment.

At least one of the officers followed the suspect and bodycam video showed Bagley quickly exited the bedroom onto a balcony and then fled over the railing to the ground.

Then the suspect fled on foot as officers raced down the building’s staircase to catch up with him, the video showed.

“Where is he? Where is he?” Officer Tyler asked bystanders he passed and they pointed him in the right direction.

Bodycam video showed Officer Tyler running behind a building looking for the suspect and then suddenly coming fact to face with Bagley, who was standing in an entryway around the corner of a wall

The video showed the officer had his weapon in his hand as he ran and it appeared that he was startled when he suddenly encountered the suspect.

Officer Tyler fired one shot at the suspect, shooting Bagley in the chest, the Shreveport Times reported.

“Oh God, you shot me,” Bagley said in the video as he slumped to the ground.

The officer looked shocked at having shot the suspect and said “oh God,” the video showed.

Bodycam video showed Officer Tyler’s immediately requested an ambulance be sent to the scene and knelt down to begin performing emergency First Aid on the suspect.

Both of the officers appeared frantic and the officer performing CPR told Officer Tyler to go wave down the ambulance as he became more hysterical.

Bagley was transported to Ochsner LSU Health and where he was pronounced dead at about 11:30 p.m., the Shreveport Times reported.

Louisiana State Police (LSP) released bodycam video of the officer-involved shooting on Feb. 16 and announced charges against the officer, NPR reported.

Officer Tyler, who has been on paid administrative leave since the incident, was charged with negligent homicide the same day for killing Bagley.

He turned himself in to authorities and was released later the same day on a $25,000 bond, NPR reported.

If convicted, the officer who joined the Shreveport Police Department in May of 2021 could face up to five years in prison.

Bagley’s family have filed a $10 million lawsuit against Officer Tyler.

“Flight does not mean shoot to kill,” the family’s attorney, Ronald Haley told reporters, according to NPR.

“Flight does not mean you are the judge, jury and executioner, and that’s what happened. That was what happened in this case… and it is an incident that we see far too often in the state. It’s an incident that we see far too often around this country,” Haley added.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below. WARNING – Graphic Content:

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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