A 32-year-old Zachary man died “from unknown reasons” at a local hospital after a fight in the Scotlandville neighborhood known as the Avenues and an arrest in which he had to be subdued with a stun gun, Baton Rouge police reported late Saturday.
Police responded about 11:30 a.m. to a report of people fighting at 9908 Avenue C and observed Kevin Bajoie lying on his back outside the residence, Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said.
“As the first responding officer approached Bajoie, he unexpectedly jumped up and attempted to attack the officer with the intent to physically harm him,” Coppola said in a news release.
“After observing the unprovoked, aggressive, erratic behavior displayed by Bajoie, two different responding officers invoked less than lethal force by using their Tasers,” he continued.
Bajoie, of 1056 Carney Road, Zachary, was then taken into custody and transported by Emergency Medical Services to a local hospital, where he later died, Coppola said.
The two officers involved in the incident were placed on paid administrative leave, as is standard procedure, Coppola said, and an investigation is ongoing.