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State Police investgating shooting involving Lake Charles Police Offiicer


State Police are investigating a shooting incident that involved a Lake Charles Police Officer that led to a man’s death.

State Troopers say the officer responded to a complaint at a gas station about 26-year-old Juston Joseph Landry threatening someone else with a gun.

That officer found Landry about a block away.

State Police say that during the encounter, the officer discharged his weapon and struck Landry.

He collapsed in a nearby parking lot, was taken to a hospital and was later pronounced dead.

No officers were injured, State Police say. 

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