Officers Combat Loaded Gun


Montgomery County police Chief Marcus Jones said during a news conference that officers saw a handgun in the front seat of a man who McDonalds called the police on. They ordered Leroux to exit at gunpoint and requested backup.

Jones said the officers tried to de-escalate the situation for 30 minutes and called for a negotiator. They formulated a plan and called Leroux on his phone, making several attempts to talk to him.

A sergeant on scene spoke with Leroux on the phone and tried to convince him to leave the vehicle in a safe manner.

“However, he was not cooperative. Just prior to the negotiator’s arrival, there was a use of force, resulting in Mr. Leroux being shot by the officers,” Jones said.

A loaded gun was recovered, Jones said, and they also found alcohol. Leroux was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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