Woman surrenders after standoff in Old Jefferson - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports

Woman surrenders after standoff in Old Jefferson

Updated:
JEFFERSON, LA (WVUE) -

An hours-long standoff ended peacefully Tuesday in Old Jefferson.

Deputies said 44-year-old Ashley Sheppard surrendered at about 11:30 p.m. after barricading herself inside her home on Dodge Avenue.

Authorities said the standoff began at 8 p.m. after Sheppard fired a gun at her sister-in-law outside the home. Sheppard then went into her house and refused to come out until negotiators convinced her to surrender.

Deputies said no one was hurt.

"It's a very successful operation," said Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Cmdr. John Fortunato. "And it's the type of operation that we like to see, this type of ending where no one had to use force. And she peacefully surrendered. That's what we want - a peaceful resolve."

Shepphard was arrested and booked her with aggravated assault and illegal discharge of a firearm.

Follow FOX 8:     

Copyright 2014 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • Sign up for emails from FOX 8 Live

    Get news and forecasts from FOX 8 delivered to your inbox by signing up for the lists below.

    * denotes required fields




    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by WorldNow

Fox 8 WVUE-TV
Louisiana Media Company, LLC.
1025 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70125

General Number: (504) 486-6161
News Tips: (504) 483-1503
News Room Fax: (504) 483-1543

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVUE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
WVUE's Public Inspection File can now be accessed online. To access the online public inspection file click here: https://stations.fcc.gov/station-profile/wvue-dt.