Trooper opens fire on fugitive during arrest warrant execution in Slidell

Trooper opens fire on fugitive during arrest warrant execution in Slidell

SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - Troopers from the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation are looking into an officer-involved shooting in Slidell.

On Thursday just after 2 p.m., officers assigned to the United States Marshals Fugitive Taskforce responded to an address on Reine Avenue to serve a federal arrest warrant after receiving information that 22-year-old Devon Deshon Thomas of Broken Arrow, OK, was inside the home. Thomas had multiple federal arrest warrants for armed robbery.

As taskforce officers approached, Thomas exited and charged officers with a large knife, according to State Police. As Thomas charged, a trooper fired his weapon.

Thomas was not hit and was taken into custody without further incident.

Thomas was transported to Slidell Memorial Hospital and treated for minor injuries. He will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail as a federal fugitive, with additional state charges pending the ongoing investigation.

No further information was available.

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