Chalmette man shot by deputy responding to disturbance

Chalmette man shot by deputy responding to disturbance

CHALMETTE, LA (WVUE) - A Chalmette man was shot by a St. Bernard Parish deputy early Friday morning.

The incident happened around 1:40 a.m. Friday in the 3700 block of Gallo Drive.

Officers say that Steve Minyard, 27, was shot outside of his house. Deputies say Minyard pointed an assault rifle at a deputy responding to a disturbance call at the home.

Officers arriving on the scene were told that Minyard was inside of the home with a gun. A woman ran from the home screaming with Minyard in pursuit, armed with an AR-15 military style assault rifle with a high-capacity drum, officials say.

Deputies ordered Minyard to drop the gun. Minyard then pulled back the bolt of the rifle to chamber a round and pointed the rifle at a deputy, officers say.

The deputy fired his weapon, striking Minyard in the shoulder.

Minyard was transported to University Hospital in New Orleans for treatment. He was released and booked in St. Bernard Parish Prison. He was booked with aggravated assault with a firearm on an officer and with possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

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