Louisiana Police Fire 11 Rounds, Kill Black Man After Tasing Him in Disturbance Call

State Police investigating officer-involved shooting in Lafayette

A reported disturbance at a south Louisiana gas station ended Friday night with gunfire from police officers, as panicked witnesses watched.

Video of the incident shows a man walking away from several police officers who have their guns drawn. Louisiana State Police confirmed the man had a knife.

Officers later identified the man as 31-year-old Trayford Pellerin.

Gunfire erupted when Pellerin fled the scene after officers attempted to apprehend him. Officers first deployed tasers but they were ineffective, according to police reports.

At least 10 shots can be heard and Pellerin is then seen lying on the ground surrounded by police. Continue Reading

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