KENNER Kenner Police say an officer shot a man while investigating a stolen vehicle alert on Friday night. The man, identified as Don White, has now died in the hospital from his injuries, according to police.
Police say just after 7 p.m. they received an alert on a white Altima from a License Plate Recognition camera in the 3500 block of Martinique Avenue.The vehicle had been reported stolen after a residential burglary on October 24.
An officer responded to the scene and approached the vehicle.Police say the officer noticed 24-year-old Don White lying back in the driver's seat with the ignition running.
As the officer tried to get White to acknowledge him, White rapidly accelerated the vehicle towards the officer. The officer, fearing for his life, shot at the vehicle hitting White.
Police say White was transported to the hospital where he was originally listed in serious condition. Monday morning, police said he died of his injuries.
The investigation is ongoing.