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Questions remain after officer-involved shooting

Posted at 6:51 PM, Oct 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 19:51:20-04

There are still more questions after Tuesday night’s officer-involved shooting in Lafayette.

The teenager who was shot by an officer remains hospitalized. It’s unclear why, but police have released the teen’s name. He’s been identified as 19-year-old Keion Bonner. He was shot last night on Hilda Street near the MLK Center.

State Police have taken over the investigation, but they’re not saying much about the case.

Wednesday afternoon, crime-scene tape still remains on Hilda Street, a reminder of Tuesday night’s officer-involved shooting.

“It was real close, real loud,” said Kendrick Alfred. “My window was lighting up.”

Alfred and his family, including children, woke up to multiple gun shots.

According to State Police, Lafayette Police were called to the area for “criminal activity,” but would not elaborate. Neighbors say three teens were on a porch when there was a fight. Bonner was shot by a responding officer.

Mike Bonner, the teen’s uncle told KATC, “He ran towards the door to go in the house and he hit again. Boom. Boom. Boom. Three more times.”

Family members say Bonner was not armed and was trying to get away from police. They also say one of Bonner’s friends had a gun.

“Regardless of if the child was armed, but he wasn’t armed, you still had no reason to shoot him or nothing,” the teen’s uncle said.

Police are still not saying why Bonner was shot. So far, no charges have been filed.