Teens arrested after shootout, carjackings in New Orleans East
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department said s 15-year-old boy and 19-year-old man carjacked at least two people and then shot at police after a chase and crash.
Initial reports say around 10 a.m. a carjacking occurred near Leon C. Simon Drive and Founders Road.
Orleans Levee District police responded to the and located suspects in the reported stolen vehicle. At that time, at least one suspect opened fired upon the officer at the intersection of Bullard Avenue and Barrington Drive.
Police said the two suspects were arrested in connection with the shooting. They were allegedly involved in a second carjacking. Police said at least one of them “unloaded” a gun at the I-10 underpass.
NOPD identified the 19-year-old suspect as Corey Jordan. Jordan has been booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center on one count of attempted murder of a peace officer.
The 15-year-old has not been identified due to his age.
No one was injured.
“It was very brazen. We are still trying to determine who exactly opened fire on the officer. We do believe this is a very brazen individual, or individuals who are involved in this, and unfortunately, this is something that we’re starting to see far too often.” NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson.
A perimeter was established at Bullard Avenue and Barrington Drive during the investigation.
Bishop McManus Academy were placed on lockdown for safety precautions.
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