Officer shoots bank robbery suspect after chase in Marrero

Officer shoots bank robbery suspect after chase in Marrero

A bank robbery suspect was shot by a sheriff's deputy in Marrero on Thursday morning, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand

The incident happened after 10 a.m. Officers were called to Iberia Bank in the 1800 block of Barataria Boulevard. They were given a description of the suspect. Witnesses told deputies he was last seen leaving the area in a blue GMC Suburban.

A deputy spotted the vehicle at Ames and Lapalco boulevards. The officer tried to stop the vehicle by turning on his overhead lights and a chase ensued. The suspect, identified as Gary Brandon, 38, drove into the Lincolnshire neighborhood and crashed into a house in the 2100 block of Constantine Drive.

Normand said a deputy saw Brandon jump out of the SUV with a plastic bag and handgun. The deputy ordered the Brandon to stop, but he turned and pointed his gun back at the deputy, Normand said. The deputy then shot Brandon in the leg.

Brandon was able to jump several fences after he was shot. He was finally captured in the 2000 block of Constantine Drive.

The suspect was taken to University Hospital. He is expected to live, according to authorities.

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