Louisiana police fatally shoot Black man outside store, ACLU demands investigation

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Louisiana police shoot, kill Black man outside store, ACLU demands investigation

This translation has been automatically generated and has not been verified for accuracy.Police in Louisiana shot and killed a man as he tried to enter a convenience store with a knife, authorities said Saturday. The shooting was captured on video, and the state ACLU condemned what it described as a “horrific and deadly incident of police violence against a Black person.”

The Louisiana State Police said in a statement that officers from the Lafayette Police Department were called to a store Friday at 8 p.m. about a disturbance involving a man with a knife. As officers tried to apprehend him, he fled. Officers deployed Tasers, but they were ineffective, the statement said.

The state police said the man was still armed with a knife when he tried to enter another convenience store, which was occupied, when he was shot. The man, identified as 31-year-old Trayford Pellerin, was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. No officers were injured.The Louisiana State Police said they were asked by the police department in Lafayette to handle the investigation.

“Trayford Pellerin should be alive today. Instead, a family is mourning and a community is grieving,” the statement said. “None of our communities are safe when the police can murder people with impunity or when routine encounters escalate into deadly shooting sprees.” Our Morning Update and Evening Update newsletters are written by Globe editors, giving you a concise summary of the day’s most important headlines.

 

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Why are we watching a justified police shooting in the US?

Why didn’t G&M cover the story of the little white boy shot by his black neighbour while playing in his yard? SAYHISNAMECANNONHINNANT

Why? He had a knife and was agressive. That’s enough enquiry for me. Black or white, makes no difference. Criminals must be stopped if they threaten innocent or police lives.

Misleading news, you should tell us the black guy is a robber with a knife can be used to kill others at any time

absolute race baiting... do you get off to riots I guess more to report on

Unless you have ALL the before and after videos in complete and graphic content, stay out of it Globe and Mail.

Defund the pol... let's be honest, murders

Race baiting headline. Should have been ...cops prevented hostage taking and potentially deaths by armed assailant. ..but no, another “innocent” upstanding black man killed. Is the Globe really trying hard to cause racial division?

I'm sure he cooperated fully and dindu nuffin

'officers from the Lafayette Police Department were called to a store Friday at 8 p.m. about a disturbance involving a man with a knife. As officers tried to apprehend him, he fled. Officers deployed Tasers, but they were ineffective, the statement said' Race Baiters

If the details in this report are accurate then the police were justified. This man was in the process of committing a violent act and the police have to act. What if they hesitated because of fear of public backlash and an innocent was harmed? Race shouldn’t dictate the result

We need the complete story, not only the G&M version

Wouldn't have been in the news if this was a person of different skin shade.

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