Police: fugitive killed after shooting at cops in task force

September 30, 2022 GMT

BAKER, La. (AP) — Members of a multi-agency task force shot and killed a wanted man who had rammed a member’s vehicle and then fired at members of the task force looking for him, Louisiana State Police said.

David Gerard Jones, 51, of Baton Rouge, who was wanted on several felony warrants, didn’t injure any members of the U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force, state police said in a news release late Thursday.

The statement said task force members found Jones in an SUV in a residential neighborhood near Baker about 7 a.m. Thursday.

He ran through yards after crashing the Toyota Venza and shooting. Task force members chased him to a driveway where he confronted officers with a pistol and was shot multiple times, the news release said.

Baker is just north of Baton Rouge.

The Middle Louisiana Fugitive Task Force includes the U.S. Marshals Service, West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana Department of Probation and Parole, and Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office.