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.