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Man accused of shooting JPSO deputy officially charged

Deputy Steven Arnold Deputy Steven Arnold
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The man accused to shooting a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputy while serving a warrant during a federal task force has been official charged.

Jarvis Hardy was charged Wednesday morning with attempted murder and attempted murder and assault of a federal officer.

Arnold was working as part of a Drug Enforcement Administration narcotics task force. Because of that, he is considered to be a federal officer, giving the Federal Bureau of Investigation jurisdiction over the case.

In charging documents, Hardy told investigators he thought he was being robbed when he fired his .40 caliber weapon though a bedroom door.

In addition to telling authorities he believed he was being robbed, he also admitted to being a crack cocaine dealer.

Hardy’s mother, Gail Hardy, also gave a statement to authorities in which she said she heard the police at the front door and ran to her son’s bedroom to inform him the police were at the front door.

Gail Hardy then hid in the corner of the room, covered her head and heard the gunshots.

She also told investigators that her son was a drug dealer and that she knew law enforcement was at the house because of her son.

Gail Hardy also told investigators Jarvis Hardy bought the gun used in the shooting at a Chalmette pawn shop.

Arnold remains in critical condition at University Medical Center.

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