Family, friends heartbroken after a man is shot and killed by police

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BASTROP, La. (KNOE) - A Bastrop family is heartbroken and upset, after they said 22-year-old Thomas Johnson was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon. A spokesperson with Louisiana State Police said they're investigating an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead.

"I don't think this is fair. To nobody. I wouldn't wish this on nobody's child or nobody to be hurt. To have their child to be killed," Shamica White, Johnson's family member, said.

LSP said someone called the Bastrop Police Department about a man with a gun in an SUV near the old H.V. Adams Elementary School on Kammell Street.

Around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, police found a matching vehicle with a driver sitting inside.

"At some point, the subject got out of the car and shots were fired," State Trooper Michael Reichardt said.

Reichardt didn't say if the driver shot at police. He only said the driver took off running. Several shell casings were spread out across the scene that goes as far as two football fields.

"It takes time, that's what we're trying to figure out the sequence of events that happened," Reichardt said.

Police said they'll be interviewing witnesses who saw what happened. Some witnesses said something about the incident doesn't make sense.

And as family and friends wait for answers, they said they know one thing for sure.

"They didn't have to kill him. They didn't have to do it. He didn't deserve to be killed," White said.

No one else was injured in this shooting.

KNOE is still waiting to learn more about the shooting.