Metairie man shot and killed by Alabama deputy - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social

Metairie man shot and killed by Alabama deputy

Source: WALA Source: WALA
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Investigators say a Metairie man did not have a gun when he was shot and killed by an Alabama sheriff's deputy.The shooting happened Friday on I-10 in Baldwin County, near the Alabama-Florida line. 

Baldwin County Sheriff Huey "Hoss" Mack said his deputies responded to a single vehicle crash around 5:15 p.m. after Jonathan Victor's car veered off the road and hit an embankment. The sheriff said Victor was covered in blood and seemed combative with first responders. 

"At a point in time, a white male individual exited the passenger side of the vehicle and came out and continued to advance towards the deputy sheriff in an aggressive manner, " said Mack.  

The sheriff said his deputy thought Victor was armed.

"There was, apparently, something was in the suspect's hands. At that point the deputy continued to give orders for the individual to get to the ground, drop whatever he had in his hands and the individual continued to advance toward the deputy sheriff. At that time the deputy sheriff fired more than one round from his patrol issued rifle," said Mack. 

But, investigators did not find a gun on Victor's person or in his car. The shooting was captured on dash and body cam, and there is also cell phone video that the sheriff said investigators have recovered as evidence. 

We talked to FOX 8 legal analyst Joe Raspanti about the case.  

"The thing that jumps out at me is he was shot with a rifle, and what I know about guns is that rifles are for distance more than up close, and that could be problematic depending on how far away this guy may have been," said Raspanti. "What's in the man's hands is going to be important, how he acted, how fast he approached, all those things are important."

The sheriff said investigators did find two items in Victor's hands, but he's not saying yet what those items were. 

We tried to get in touch with Victor's family, but our calls were not returned. 

The Baldwin County Sheriff said based on preliminary findings of their Internal Affairs investigation into the shooting, the deputy followed department policy. He has been placed on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated. 

Copyright WVUE 2017. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Citizens demand Mayor Landrieu to resign

    Citizens demand Mayor Landrieu to resign

    Source: FOX 8Source: FOX 8

    Citizens groups that are normally on the opposite sides of many issues in New Orleans are now joining forces. They say this time, they all agree.

    more>>

    Citizens groups that are normally on the opposite sides of many issues in New Orleans are now joining forces. They say this time, they all agree.

    more>>
  • Voter registration week set for August 21-25

    Voter registration week set for August 21-25

    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    Louisiana is urging all eligible citizens to register to vote. Voter registration week kicks off on Monday, August 21. 

    more>>

    Louisiana is urging all eligible citizens to register to vote. Voter registration week kicks off on Monday, August 21. 

    more>>
  • Payton calls Saints performance against the Chargers on Friday 'crisp'

    Payton calls Saints performance against the Chargers on Friday 'crisp'

    Michael Thomas shined in Friday's workout with the Chargers. Nola.comMichael Thomas shined in Friday's workout with the Chargers. Nola.com
    Today's work was much lighter between the Saints and Chargers was much lighter. They wore no pads only shells and helmets, and they only practiced two hours instead of two and a half like Thursday. While they certainly weren't perfect, overall the Saints had much better execution today than Thursday.  "I thought overall it was a little bit crisper today than yesterday. I just thought from an assignment standpoint we had a few too many yesterday on tape watching team p...more>>
    Today's work was much lighter between the Saints and Chargers was much lighter. They wore no pads only shells and helmets, and they only practiced two hours instead of two and a half like Thursday. While they certainly weren't perfect, overall the Saints had much better execution today than Thursday.  "I thought overall it was a little bit crisper today than yesterday. I just thought from an assignment standpoint we had a few too many yesterday on tape watching team p...more>>
Powered by Frankly