Alexander Tyler, a 23-year-old Louisiana State Police officer charged on Thursday morning with the death of a black man shot by the police while responding to a domestic disturbance call in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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Who is Alexander Tyler?

Alexander Tyler was a 23-year-old officer with Louisiana State Police. He is currently being held at Caddo Correctional Center after being charged with the death of a black man in Shreveport.

Tyler was taken into custody Thursday morning after detectives connected with the investigation reviewed the evidence and bodycam footage of the incident from February 3.

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Previously, according to state police, Tyler and a second unnamed Shreveport officer were summoned to the Villa Norte Apartments on February 3 at around 10:30 p.m. to look into an incident involving Alonzo Bagley. According to the audio of the conversation, which was made public on Thursday in a state police video briefing, Bagley’s wife informed a 911 operator that he was “heavy on something” and had threatened her and her kid.

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State Police Superintendent Col. Lamar Davis said during a press conference earlier this month that when authorities made contact with Bagley, he leaped from a rear balcony and ran off on foot. Tyler fired one shot, striking Bagley in the chest, after a brief foot pursuit. Bagley, 43, was rushed to the hospital where he eventually passed away after Tyler and the second officer administered CPR.

According to Davis, the agency was investigating the incident’s specifics, including Tyler’s decision to fire his firearm. 
According to the superintendent, Bagley had no firearms on him at the time of the shooting.