Baton Rouge D.A: Fatal shooting involving LSU players "justified," gun legally owned

Chris Miller
December 29, 2018 - 4:13 pm


Baton Rouge Disctrict Attorney Hillar Moore says the use of deadly force by an LSU football player is justified, but the investigation is not done yet.

Moore told the USA TODAY network that the shooting is "totally justifiable." Moore said that the gun was legally owned, and was used within a vehicle, which is considered an extension of one's home.

Authorities say the two players were attempting to sell goods to a buyer they had contacted via the Internet, but the would-be buyer pulled a gun and tried to rob them. Moore says one of the players responded with deadly force.

Officials have not identified which player fired the fatal shots.

The case is still open, but Moore said he doesn't expect anything they know at this point to change signifcantly.

The players involved, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and linebacker Jared Small, are both eligible to play in the Fiesta Bowl on New Year's Day.

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