The Shreveport police officer accused of killing an unarmed man during a chase on February 3 is due in Caddo District Court today. 23-year-old Alexander Tyler is to be arraigned before Judge Donald Hathaway Jr. He is charged with negligent homicide in the death of 43-year-old Alonzo Bagley.


This is the most serious trouble Tyler has faced since he joined the force of SPD. He has been suspended twice because of his actions.

Bagley was shot after Tyler and another officer responded to a domestic violence call at the Villa Norte apartments. Louisiana State Police stepped in to conduct a full investigation. Bagley fled on foot when the officers came to the apartment. State Police say Tyler shot Bagley during a short chase outside the apartments. Bagley was not armed.

Attorney Dhu Thompson represents Tyler and he says officers have to make split second decisions in dangerous situations and that’s what happened in this case.

Tyler joined SPD less than 2 years ago.

In previous cases, Tyler was suspended for 15 days without pay in November for conduct unbecoming of a police officer. He was suspended for another 15 days in December.

Earlier this year, Tyler resigned from his job with SPD.

He is expected to plead not guilty during his court appearance on Monday.

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