Incident

2-02-2024 Louisiana Ruston 1-1

Location

February 02, 2024

Raising Cane's
659 N Service Rd E
Ruston, Louisiana

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Austin Johnson
  • Age: 18
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Relationship: Friends
  • Name: Matthew Embry
  • Age: 19
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Unharmed, Arrested

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, or suicide)
  • Accidental Shooting
  • Accidental Shooting - Death
  • Accidental Shooting at a Business
  • Accidental/Negligent Discharge
  • Thought gun was unloaded
  • Playing with gun

Notes

Suspect accidentally shot and fatally wounded college student in drive-thru; subject in passenger seat thought gun was unloaded;

Guns Involved

1 gun involved.

  • Type: Handgun

District

Congressional District: 5
State Senate District: 35
State House District: 12