Boy Killed By Pickup Fleeing BR Police

A family is mourning the death of a twelve-year-old boy who was hit by a vehicle being chased by Baton Rouge police.

Police say the boy was crossing Old Hammond Highway at Gloria Drive Wednesday evening when he was struck by a pickup truck.

The man behind the wheel was part of a police narcotics investigation and had been shot, and he was taken into custody.

Neighbors say the boy's name was Sammy.

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