Watch Louisiana Court Police Officer Shoot Man In Scuffle
The moment a Louisiana Supreme Court police officer shot a 23-year-old man during a fight outside of a French Quarter hotel was captured on video.
The incident happened around 11pm on Saturday night just outside of the Omni Royal Orleans hotel at the corner of St. Louis and Chartres streets.
A video shared to Facebook shows the officer, who has not been publicly named, on top of Daniel Methena, 23. They appear to be wrestling on the sidewalk.
The officer gets off Methena before a single shot is fired causing bystanders to scream and frantically run away in fear before returning moments later.
Witnesses told WWL-TV that Methena appeared to be drunk and was shouting and banging on cars earlier.
The DailyMail reports that there was an altercation just outside court and the suspect was subsequently shot.