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Officer fatally shoots man who tried to disarm him during scuffle after chase from casino

A man was fatally shot when he reportedly tried to disarm a Shreveport police officer in the city's Red River District the evening of April 29. (Source: Christian Piekos/KSLA News 12) A man was fatally shot when he reportedly tried to disarm a Shreveport police officer in the city's Red River District the evening of April 29. (Source: Christian Piekos/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Christian Piekos/KSLA News 12) (Source: Christian Piekos/KSLA News 12)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A man died after being shot during a struggle with a Shreveport police officer.

It 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 the man, who had been barred from El Dorado Casino, was chased from the casino to the city's Red River District.

That's where the man and officer got into a scuffle outside Proud Mary's and the man was shot while trying to disarm the on-duty officer, authorities said.

The officer suffered minor injuries.

Police have 22 units on the call between Texas and East Milam streets.

Authorities have cordoned off an area in the Red River District under the Texas Street bridge.

This is a developing story.

KSLA News 12 has a crew on the scene and will update this story as more information becomes available.

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