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Police: Officers shot, killed man who pointed gun at them

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Posted at 9:53 PM, Nov 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-24 22:53:38-05

METAIRIE — Louisiana State Police say a trooper and two levee district officers shot and killed a man who was pointing a gun at them.

They said Wednesday that the man was identified on Tuesday as 52-year-old Jabari Farafiai Asante-Chioke of Laplace.

An earlier news release said officers directing traffic late Sunday in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie were told about a man with a gun.

He ran from officers, who chased him.

Police say he eventually turned and pointed the gun at a trooper and two East Jefferson Levee District police. They all fired. None of the officers was injured.

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