JPSO deputy shoots, kills man after gun pulled during foot chase

Deven Clarke talks about a Jefferson Parish deputy shooting and killing a suspect in Metairie

METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - A Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man Tuesday night after he pulled a gun during a foot chase.

According to initial police reports, the shooting occurred after deputies responded to a call just before midnight reporting two suspects rolling shiny objects down the street near the intersection of Ford Street and Cleary Avenue.

They were last seen jumping the fence in the area of a new vehicle storage lot.

Another call was received reporting the suspects were running toward the I-10 Service Road.

During a search of the area discovered a suspect, described as a black male, running towards the garage area of The Times-Picayune building at 4013 North I-10 Service Road.

Deputy David Dalton saw the suspect, wearing blue jeans and a black T-shirt enter the garage on the north end of the building.

As Dalton pursued the suspect, the suspect turned to face Dalton and pointed a handgun at him.

Dalton drew his service weapon and fired six shots at the suspect. The suspect collapsed and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect was holding a 9mm handgun with an obliterated serial number.

A search of the vehicle parking lot, turned up a new Ford pick-up truck, missing two tires and wheels, resting on blocks.

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