- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 36-year-old Baton Rouge has pleaded guilty to the attempted first-degree murder of a police officer.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1V7m6zv) Melvin Trosclair was scheduled to stand trial Monday in Baton Rouge state court in the Aug. 11, 2012, attempted killing of police Officer Nicholas Collins.

Police have said Collins flagged down Trosclair after he saw him driving slowly. Trosclair pulled over but ran away. Collins chased Trosclair behind a house and tried to subdue him, but Trosclair got away and ran back to his car.

Trosclair pulled out a gun and fired at the officer who was continuing to chase him.

Collins returned fire, hitting Trosclair in the shoulder.

District Judge Richard Anderson ordered Trosclair to serve a 30-year prison term without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com


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