Authorities ID man fatally shot during scuffle with police officer

Authorities ID man fatally shot during scuffle with police officer
A man was fatally shot when he reportedly tried to disarm a Shreveport police officer in the city's Red River District the evening of April 29.
Authorities say the man struck the officer several times and knocked the officer's Taser out of the officer's control. The officer fired his gun multiple times, hitting the man in the upper body, when he tried to disarm the officer. (Source: KSLA News 12)
Authorities say the man struck the officer several times and knocked the officer's Taser out of the officer's control. The officer fired his gun multiple times, hitting the man in the upper body, when he tried to disarm the officer. (Source: KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Authorities have released the name of the man who died after being shot during a struggle with a Shreveport police officer.

He is 38-year-old Brandon Busher.

The shooting was reported at 5:43 p.m. Sunday on Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway in downtown Shreveport, Caddo 911 dispatch records show.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Busher, who had been barred from El Dorado Casino, was chased from the casino to the city's Red River District.

When approached, authorities report, Busher immediately struck the officer numerous times.

The officer tried to use his Taser but Busher knocked it away from the officer's control, police Cpl. Angie Willhite said.

Busher continued striking the officer and, at some point in the struggle outside Proud Mary's, tried to disarm the officer.

"The officer subsequently fired multiple shots from the department-issued service weapon, striking Busher in the upper body."

The officer suffered minor injuries.

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