16-year-old carjacking suspect shot by deputy; second suspect fled from Algiers park
JEFFERSON PARISH, La. (WVUE) - A 16-year-old carjacking suspect was shot Thursday (Sept. 9) by a Jefferson Parish deputy after a pursuit led law enforcement to a park in Algiers. A second suspect fled the scene.
Upon discovering the stolen vehicle at 8:15 p.m. in Old Behrman Park, NOPD officers responded to a request for assistance in the pursuit. Both law enforcement agencies are investigating the deputy-involved shooting.
During a press conference Thursday night, NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said that the carjacking occurred on Holmes Blvd. in Terrytown.
Once NOPD and Jefferson deputies arrived on the scene at Morris F-X Senior Park, formerly known as Old Behrman Park, the two suspects, who were armed, fled from the stolen vehicle on foot and began firing at law enforcement, and gunfire was exchanged, Ferguson said.
The 16-year-old was shot in the leg and is receiving treatment for non-life threatening injuries, Ferguson said. The second suspect still remains at large.
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