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The death of JPSO Deputy David Michel Jr.: What we know so far

Deputy David Michel, Jr. Deputy David Michel, Jr.
The JPSO released a new booking photo of Jerman Neveaux, 19 (Souce: JPSO) The JPSO released a new booking photo of Jerman Neveaux, 19 (Souce: JPSO)
HARVEY, LA (WVUE) -

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputy David Michel Jr. was shot and killed while on patrol on Manhattan Boulevard Wednesday, June 22. Soon after, 19-year-old Jerman Neveaux was in police custody, accused of Michel's murder.

Here is everything we know less than a week later, paired with links to the full stories:

JPSO DETECTIVE WAS ON PATROL WHEN HE STOPPED ACCUSED SHOOTER

During a news conference on June 22, Sheriff Newell Normand identified Jerman Neveaux as the suspect in Deputy Michel's death, calling the officer's killing a "cold-blooded murder."

Normand said 50-year-old Detective David F. Michel Jr. was on proactive patrol in Harvey when he saw Neveaux following someone.

SHERIFF: TEXT MESSAGES SAY NEVEAUX WAS ‘LURKING’ BEFORE FATAL SHOOTING

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said his investigators have evidence that Jerman Neveaux was looking for a weapon and someone to rob before he allegedly killed Detective David Michel.

According to Norman, detectives were able to download communications between Neveaux and a friend from his cell phone (WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE).

SHERIFF: NEVEAUX CONFESSED TO KILLING JPSO DETECTIVE

According to Sheriff Newell Normand, Jerman Neveaux confessed to the fatal shooting of Detective David Michel while in police custody.

Normand said Neveaux told JPSO officers that he was carrying a gun, which broke the terms of his probation, and didn’t want to go back to jail.

ACCUSED SHOOTER DENIED BOND, CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER

A magistrate commissioner denied bond for the man accused of killing a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office detective in a brazen daylight shooting at a busy Harvey intersection.

Jerman Neveaux, 19, of New Orleans, faces charges of first degree murder, aggravated assault, resisting arrest by force or violence and battery on a peace officer.

FBI CIVIL RIGHTS INVESTIGATORS LOOKING INTO VIDEO OF NEVEAUX’S ARREST

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said that investigators are meeting with the FBI over the cell phone video taken of Jerman Neveaux’s arrest.

Exclusive video obtained by FOX 8 shows the arrest by several JPSO officers just after the fatal shooting that claimed the life of Detective David Michel. The sheriff said there's no doubt that his officers struck Jerman Neveaux several times while trying to access his hands and disarm him.

Neveaux was released from the hospital on June 24 with lacerations and a broken bone.

“I GUESS WHEN THEY SAY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG, THEY MEAN IT BECAUSE HE WAS A GOOD MAN”

Detective David Michel’s family, friends, neighbors and co-workers have all spoken on the man he was and the positive impact he had on the community.

““[He was a] great family man, loved his neighborhood, was always proactive helping people, doing the right thing,” said a neighbor.

“To a mother, I don't care how big he was - I still feel like I can still feel him in my arms little,” said Michel’s mother.

“I wish I had 1,000 of him … He was a great officer, and the reason I know that is that he used to do this for free. He was in the reserve division for a long time,” said Sheriff Newell Normand.

“I KNOW THIS IS NOT MY GRANDCHILD’S DOING. I JUST KNOW IT IN MY HEART.”

Accused murderer Jerman Neveaux’s family has spoken out maintaining his innocence.

Neveaux’s grandmother, Yvette Neveaux, told FOX 8 in an interview the day after Detective David Michel was shot and killed that her grandson isn’t capable of such a violent crime.

She believes her grandson was with someone else when he was stopped, and it may have been the other person who fired the shots that killed the deputy.

MICHEL’S KILLING MARKS THE 5TH OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING 2016 IN JP

According to our records, Wednesday’s killing of 50-year-old Deputy David F. Michel Jr. is the fifth deputy-involved shooting of 2016. 

‘BLUE LIVES MATTER’ BILL MAY NOT COME INTO PLAY

A first-of-its-kind piece of a legislation that makes any attack on a uniformed police officer a hate crime most likely won’t apply to Detective David Michel’s shooting.

According to Fox 8 legal analysts Joseph Raspanti, the charges against accused shooter Jerman Neveaux are so serious that classifying his attack as a hate crime wouldn’t matter.

MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL TAKE PLACE ON JUNE 27

Funeral arrangements have been finalized for Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Detective David Michel, Jr.

A private visitation for family members only will be held Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Believer's Life Family Church at 501 Lapalco Blvd. in Gretna.

The general public is invited for viewing from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the church.

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