JPSO investigating officer-involved shooting in Metairie after attempting to serve warrant

Sheriff Lopinto discusses officer-involved shooting in Metairie

METAIRIE (WVUE) -The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deputy-involved shooting that occurred Tuesday morning at 5036 Senac Dr. in Metairie.

No deputies were injured.

The suspect, 79-year-old James Millet III, suffered a gunshot wound to his right shoulder. He was taken to University Medical Center and is listed in stable condition, according to Sheriff Joe Lopinto.

Deputies were attempting to serve a warrant to the man inside the home related to a child and animal pornography investigation.

The man’s wife answered the door and when deputies entered the home, they found the man in a bedroom with a weapon pointed at officers.

He did not fire his weapon.

The scene is active at this time and additional information will be released when available.

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