LSP update: Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in East Baton Rouge Parish

Published 7:07 am Friday, September 30, 2022


 The preliminary investigation revealed that shortly after 7:00 am, on September 29, 2022, the United States Marshals Task Force, comprised of members of various local law enforcement agencies, was seeking 51-year-old David Gerard Jones of Baton Rouge.  Jones was wanted for several felony warrants.  Task Force members encountered Jones driving a Black Toyota Venza in a residential neighborhood near Baker.  During the interaction, Jones attempted to flee and intentionally crashed into one of the Task Force member’s vehicle.  Jones then exited his vehicle and fired multiple rounds at Task Force members.  Jones then began running through neighborhood properties in an attempt to evade arrest.  Task Force members again made contact with Jones in the driveway of a private residence, where he again confronted officers with a pistol.  Subsequently, Jones was met with gunfire from officers.  Jones was struck multiple times and succumbed to his injuries on the scene.  No officers were injured during this incident. 

 As the investigation progresses, Louisiana State Police Detectives will continue to review all evidence and aspects of the incident to ensure a complete and thorough investigation.  Upon completion, all investigative findings will be delivered to the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s Office. 

 Initial Release:

 Baker – On September 29, 2022, shortly after 8:00 am, Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation was requested by the United States Marshals Service to investigate a shooting incident involving members of the fugitive task force.  The shooting occurred in the 17000 block of Wisdom Drive in East Baton Rouge Parish.

 The preliminary investigation revealed that shortly after 7:00 am, members of the task force were conducting an investigation near the 17000 block of Truth Drive when they encountered an active fugitive.  One suspect is deceased.  Louisiana State Police Crime Lab is processing the scene for evidence. 

 The investigation is active and ongoing.  More information will be released when it becomes available.