A Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy who was shot Wednesday (June 22) during a pedestrian stop in Harvey has died.
NOPD Chief Michael Harrison said the officer was pronounced dead at University Medical Center. JPSO later confirmed the deputy had died.
The officer was shot at about 12:21 p.m. near the intersection of Manhattan Boulevard and Ascot Road, Fortunato said. He said the shooting happened during a “pedestrian stop.”
He said the suspect then ran away into the Pebble Walk neighborhood, Fortunato said. Investigators are questioning “several people,” he said, but at this point “can’t say for certain the people we have stopped, that one of them is the shooter.”
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