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Officer in Louisiana fatally shoots man during traffic stop

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana police say an officer who fatal shot an armed passenger at a traffic stop is on paid administrative leave.

Baton Rouge police Cpl. L’Jean McKneely Jr. said in a news release Friday that Officer Yuseff Hamadeh was put on leave immediately after the shooting late Tuesday.

Police spokesman McKneely says Hamadeh has been with the department for a year.

State police said Wednesday that a passenger got out of a car at the traffic stop with a gun.

McKneely says the case is still being investigated.

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