APD Officer Shoots Fort Polk Soldier Over Weekend

circleKState Police are investigating an APD officer-involved shooting that happened over the weekend. Troopers say the Alexandria police officer shot a Fort Polk soldier who refused to drop his weapon after he had been warned.

It happened around 3 am in the parking lot of a convenience store on MacArthur Drive. The officer was on routine patrol when he witnessed a fight.

Mitchell Bethin is listed in guarded condition with a bullet wound to his stomach.

State Police is investigating, which is standard operating procedure. Meanwhile, charges are pending.

KLAX ABC 31 News 8/18/14