Officer Fatally Shoots Man after He gets in Police Car

CONVERSE, La. (AP) – A police officer in a small western Louisiana town fatally shot a man who managed to get into a police vehicle.

Louisiana State Police said in a news release they are investigating the shooting at the request of the Sabine (sah-BEEN’) Parish Sheriff’s Department. The shooting happened in the town of Converse, 56 miles (90 kilometers) south of Shreveport, around 2 a.m. Sunday.

The release said a Converse police officer responded to a disturbance call. He encountered Ricco Devante (deh-VAHN’-tay) Holden, described as a 24-year-old black male from Zwolle (ZHAH’-lee).

Few details have been released but state police said there was an altercation of some kind, during which Holden gained entry to a police vehicle.

The identity of the officer who shot Holden has not been released.

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