Brandon Lemagne Death – The death of Brandon Lemagne was confirmed by the officials. He died after crash following the theft of U-Haul. The theft was reported after he drove by a license plate reader on May 11, 2023, at 4:06 in the evening. The U-Haul was spotted on the 6300 block of Richmond Highway in Alexandria. When Lemagne arrived at the gas station, he parked the U-Haul in the lot and got out. Surveillance footage shows the officer talking to Lemagne before the two of them walk to the police car.
Alexandria police assault and U-Haul accident
Brandon Lemagne was arrested for using a stolen U-Haul, as the police officer had warned. Lemagne afterwards assaulted the policeman. He reached for the officer’s gun and attempted to pull it out of the holster. Lemagne grabbed the officer’s holstered gun, struck him in the head with an object, and dragged him across the parking lot in an effort to disarm him. Lemagne then forced the police officer into the cruiser by opening the door.
The cop was pinned under Lemagne when the driver put the car in reverse and started speeding away. The officer radioed for backup, informing dispatch that the subject was armed with a gun. Two automobiles belonging to community members were hit as the police car reversed.
The cruiser then crashed through a storefront and stopped. Lemagne kept attacking the police officer even when two more officers showed up. While Lemagne was still on top of the officer inside the cruiser, the officer opened fire. A second police officer arrived and tried to take Lemagne off the first one. He eventually managed to get Lemagne free of the cop and out of the car. The cop then fired his weapon. Lemagne took an upper-body wound.
At the spot, medical personnel pronounced him dead. The injured cop was brought to a local hospital for treatment. He was eventually let go. The officer’s duty belt with the gun still inside it stayed on the officer throughout the attack. The officer brought his gun forward from his holster at his hip.
The theft of the U-Haul was reported in Richmond on May 3. Master Police Officer Kenyatta Momon, a 24-year veteran, and Police Officer First Class Christopher Grubb, an 8-year veteran, both fired their weapons during the incident. The Mount Vernon District Station is home to both of these officers. Both cops have been placed on administrative leave as the inquiry continues.
Brandon Lemagne obituary and funeral arrangements will be released by family members
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