LSP: Attempted murder suspect killed after encounter with police in Monroe
MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Authorities say a man accused of attempted murder of a police officer is dead after a confrontation with police in Monroe.
According to Louisiana State Police, the encounter happened in the early morning hours of July 8, 2020, at a Monroe motel.
Police say they located Erroll Johnson, 31, at the motel and attempted to take him into custody. Police say Johnson refused to surrender and shot at police. Police say gunfire was exchanged and Johnson was killed.
State police say Johnson was wanted in connection to the attempted murder of a police officer on July 5 near Calhoun.
They say the preliminary investigation revealed a trooper attempted to stop a 2020 Toyota RAV 4 for a traffic violation. They say the driver of the Toyota, identified as Johnson, refused to stop which led to a pursuit.
LSP says the trooper pursued Johnson a short distance before he stopped his vehicle and exited with a firearm.
They say after exiting his vehicle, Johnson and the trooper exchanged gunfire; however, Johnson was able to escape on foot.
Officers say during the course of the incident, a passenger in Johnson’s vehicle sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
LSP says no troopers were injured in either incident.
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