Deputy constable, landlord shot while serving eviction notice in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A deputy constable and a property manager were shot Wednesday morning (Oct. 5) in New Orleans East, according to law enforcement sources.
The shooting happened around10:30 a.m. in the 7800 block of S. Coronet Court.
New Orleans Police Chief Shaun Ferguson says the 53-year-old retired NOPD officer was shot in the shoulder while serving an eviction notice. The 36-year-old property manager was shot in the chest, Ferguson says.
They were both transported to a hospital in stable condition.
A search led officers from NOPD, FBI, and SWAT to a home off of Iberville Street near the intersection of Canal Street and Norman C. Francis Parkway in Mid City New Orleans.
About a dozen New Orleans police units, two SWAT vehicles, and at least one helicopter were on the scene. A portion of Canal Street was closed and Warren Easton High School was placed on a precautionary lockdown.
Police say a man, identified as 24-year-old Jason Tillman, barricaded himself inside a home on Iberville Street. He was taken into custody after a 90-minute standoff and booked into jail on a charge of violating probation.
It is unclear whether Tillman is the suspected shooter or not.
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