The Bossier City Police Department has identified the robbery suspect who was shot and killed by police Monday evening.
According to a news release from Bossier police, Larry Allan Jerrils, 58, of Walker, Michigan, had just robbed a store on Airline Drive, when BCPD officers Andrew Nichols and Kevin Wooten responded to the call.
Nichols and Wooten responded to a silent alarm from the P)ayless ShoeSource store in the 2000 block of Airline Drive just before 8 p.m. in the 2000 block of Airline Drive. After arriving on scene the officers made contact with Jerrils.
Jerrils ran from the officers out of the store north through the parking lot and around a building when he turned towards the officers while brandishing a firearm. Shots were fired and Jerrils was struck by gunfire. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Nichols joined the Bossier City Police Department in November of 2013 after serving two years as a law enforcement officer with another agency. Wooten has been with the Bossier City Police Department since September of 2013 after serving one year as a law enforcement officer with another agency.
Both officers are assigned to the Patrol Division and have been placed on administrative leave pending investigations by the Internal Affairs Division and Criminal Investigations Division, which are standard procedures in officer involved shootings.
The investigations remain ongoing. Further details will be released once the investigations along with a review by the Bossier Parish District Attorney’s office are complete.