Authorities release name of officer who fatally shot man who was trying to disarm him

Authorities release name of officer who fatally shot man who was trying to disarm him
Updated: May. 1, 2018 at 6:58 PM CDT
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Authorities say the man struck the officer several times and knocked the officer's Taser out of...
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 officer who fatally shot a man who was trying to disarm him.

Shreveport police Sgt. Kevin Anderson, who suffered minor injuries in the struggle, is on paid leave in accordance with departmental policy.

Brandon Busher, 38, died after being shot during a struggle with the officer.

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 Anderson numerous times.

The officer tried to use his Taser but Busher knocked it away from Anderson'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 Anderson.

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

Anderson has been with the Police Department since August 1994.

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