A Pineville police officer kills a man they say threatened him with a large sword.
The man who died is 40-year-old Christopher Shane LeBlanc. He lived in the 500 block of Cummins Street, where the shooting happened.
Pineville police were called to the scene for a reported disturbance. Rapides detectives are investigating the officer-involved shooting at the request of Pineville Police.
An autopsy will be performed. The investigation will include assistance from the District Attorney and Parish Coroner’s office.
A relative acknowledges LeBlanc had a problem with alcohol and was known to police.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/8/14